Teaching with Digital History

  • Food in the West

    Julia M. Gossard | Mar 29, 2018

    Students in Julia M. Gossard's Western Civilization course use Northwestern University Knight Lab's TimelineJS to create a digital chronology of the history of food.
  • Students in the Trenches

    Susan Corbesero | Feb 1, 2018

    Susan Corbesero (The Ellis School) uses the crowdsourcing project, Operation War Diary, in her classroom to help students learn about the First World War.
  • Teaching with Digital Archives

    John Rosinbum | Nov 30, 2017

    John Rosinbum illustrates how instructors can use digital archives to introduce students to archival research and related issues of resource inequity.
  • Mapping the Early Modern World

    Julia M Gossard | Oct 23, 2017

    Julia M Gossard (Utah State Univ.) uses Google Maps to assign a mapping project to students in her survey course on the early modern world.
  • Blending Local and Spatial History

    Lindsey Passenger Wieck | Sep 25, 2017

    Lindsey Passenger Wieck explains how students in her history classroom use Carto to create maps & become critical consumers of maps & media.
  • Teaching w/ #DigHist in the New School Year

    John Rosinbum | Aug 31, 2017

    Since first publishing in August 2016, Teaching w/ #DigHist has offered a range of teaching tools to instructors interested in...
  • Exploring the Brutality of Expansion

    John Rosinbum | Jul 24, 2017

    American 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, 2017

    John 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, 2017

    It 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, 2017

    In 2005, David Foster Wallace told the graduating class of Kenyon College a joke:“There are these two young fish swimming...

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