Teaching Resources & Strategies

  • 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.
  • From Reading to Discovery

    Dylan Ruediger | Jun 14, 2021

    History 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, 2021

    Newsreels, 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, 2021

    Well-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, 2021

    Students 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, 2021

    A "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, 2021

    The braided relationship between history and civics will make January 6, 2021, a central concern in classrooms and other educational...
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