Teaching with Digital History
Exploring the Brutality of Expansion
John Rosinbum | Jul 24, 2017American Panorama is an interactive digital atlas with six different visualizations with subjects spanning American history from the 19th to the 21st centuries.
“Wait . . . What?”
John Rosinbum | May 30, 2017John Rosinbum describes how using Gapminder in the classroom helps students learn about broad historical trends and strengthens their data literacy skills.
“Come Let Us Build a New World Together”: The SNCC Digital Gateway
Lauren Tilton | Apr 24, 2017It can be challenging to teach about the civil rights movement. For many reasons, from time constrai...
Before BuzzFeed: Going Viral in 19th-Century America
John Rosinbum | Mar 27, 2017In 2005, David Foster Wallace told the graduating class of Kenyon College a joke:“There are these two young fish swimming...
Using Charters to Teach Medieval History
Guest Blogger | Feb 23, 2017By Kalani CraigThe lowly charter.It lives in infamy, perhaps because charters—written records that cemented a variety of agreements about sales,...
Uncovering Activism and Engaging Students: The Colored Conventions Project
John Rosinbum | Dec 12, 2016For the past 10 years digital archives and crowdsourcing have been popular forms of digital history, as scholars have harnessed...
Teaching the Slave Trade with Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database
John Rosinbum | Oct 31, 2016One of the most impressive archives on the web, Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database is the product of a...
Teaching with ORBIS
John Rosinbum | Sep 19, 2016John Rosinbum on how he uses ORBIS, a program that allows users to interact with maps of Ancient Rome, in...
Teaching with #DigHist: Introducing a New Series on Using Digital Projects in the Classroom
John Rosinbum | Aug 23, 2016In the past two decades historians have entered the digital age, designing a host of exciting projects that use technology...