Teaching Resources & Strategies
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.
Teaching Content, Teaching Skills
Katharina Matro | Aug 17, 2021Teaching 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, 2021Educators 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, 2021When two historians swapped a syllabus over multiple semesters, it improved both the assignments and student experience.
From Reading to Discovery
Dylan Ruediger | Jun 14, 2021History faculty, librarians and archivists, and publishers all have a role to play in preparing students to find and analyze primary sources.
Reel or Unreal History
Julianne Johnson | May 19, 2021Newsreels, a uniquely 20th-century format, can be a powerful tool for instructors looking to engage students in critical analysis and build media literacy.
Teaching South African Stories Online
Jacob Ivey | Mar 2, 2021Well-managed digital archives provide students with a focused set of research materials that help build a foundational point of historical inquiry.
Writing Histories of Witchcraft in a Pandemic
Richard Tomczak | Mar 1, 2021Students at Stony Brook University used a digital humanities project about times of crisis to connect their work on the...
Choose Your Professional Path
Courtney E. Thompson | Feb 10, 2021A "Choose Your Path" assignment structure encourages graduate students to explore their professional interests while completing historical research.
A Starting Point
Kevin Boyle and James Grossman | Jan 11, 2021The braided relationship between history and civics will make January 6, 2021, a central concern in classrooms and other educational...