Teaching Resources & Strategies

  • Gaps, Plots, and Narration

    Features

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Nov 10, 2021

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom argues for the value of assigning historical fiction alongside more traditional nonfiction readings.
  • The Purpose of Purposeful Ignorance

    Perspectives Daily

    R. Raoul Meyer | Nov 3, 2021

    History starts with questions, and behind genuine questions is a humble acknowledgment of not knowing.
  • Teach Your Family

    Features

    Rachel Mesch, Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, and Annette Joseph-Gabriel | Oct 14, 2021

    A pandemic-inspired twist on class presentations, Teach Your Family asks students to think not only about conveying information but also...
  • Playing with the Past

    Features

    Patrick Rael | Oct 13, 2021

    Board games encourage history students to imagine changing historical outcomes and discuss counterfactuality and contingency, while covering the entire range of Bloom's taxonomy of learning.

Most Recent

  • Evaluating without Grading

    Luke Clossey and Esther Souman | Sep 14, 2021

    Mastering a skill is at the heart of the specifications grading system.
  • The Professor as a Primary Source

    Julianne Johnson | Sep 9, 2021

    In telling students about her experiences on September 11, 2001, Julianne Johnson makes herself the primary source—and demonstrates the interplay of history, testimony, and memory.
  • Teaching Content, Teaching Skills

    Katharina Matro | Aug 17, 2021

    Teaching history at the high school level does not need to default to teaching skills alone, as Katharina Matro found...
  • Motivate, Situate, Evidence, Illustrate

    Joseph D. Martin | Aug 16, 2021

    Educators might better serve students by dragging the complexities of the primary–secondary source divide into the light earlier in their education, and more often.
  • Public History in the Wild

    Rebecca S. Wingo and Lindsey Passenger Wieck | Jul 26, 2021

    When two historians swapped a syllabus over multiple semesters, it improved both the assignments and student experience.
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