Teaching with Digital History
Food in the West
Julia M. Gossard | Mar 29, 2018Students 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, 2018Susan 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, 2017John 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, 2017Julia 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, 2017Lindsey 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, 2017Since 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, 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...