Teaching Resources & Strategies
AHA Online, Annual Meeting, Features
AHA Staff | Mar 15, 2022Read about a selection of sessions that took place during AHA22 Online in late February.
How Well Do You Know Your Students?
Trinidad Gonzales | Feb 2, 2022Asking students about their lives can help instructors better accommodate their circumstances.
Bridget Riley | Dec 8, 2021One teacher assigned her seventh-grade students to create podcasts to make up for the lack of women's history in their textbook.
Gaps, Plots, and Narration
Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Nov 10, 2021Jeffrey Wasserstrom argues for the value of assigning historical fiction alongside more traditional nonfiction readings.
The Purpose of Purposeful Ignorance
R. Raoul Meyer | Nov 3, 2021History starts with questions, and behind genuine questions is a humble acknowledgment of not knowing.
Teach Your Family
Rachel Mesch, Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, and Annette Joseph-Gabriel | Oct 14, 2021A pandemic-inspired twist on class presentations, Teach Your Family asks students to think not only about conveying information but also...
Playing with the Past
Patrick Rael | Oct 13, 2021Board 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.
Evaluating without Grading
Luke Clossey and Esther Souman | Sep 14, 2021Mastering a skill is at the heart of the specifications grading system.
The Professor as a Primary Source
Julianne Johnson | Sep 9, 2021In 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.