Published Date

December 5, 2023

Resource Type

#AHRSyllabus, For the Classroom


Teaching Methods, Women, Gender, & Sexuality

AHA Topics

Teaching & Learning, Undergraduate Education


United States

This module is part of the #AHRSyllabus project. More information about the project can be found on the AHR website under #AHRSyllabus.

A L-shaped desk with speakers, microphones, headsets, computers, and chairs.Saniya Lee Ghanoui

This module introduces teachers and students to using podcasts in the classroom and to how they can create their own historical podcasts. It does so through the lens of abortion history. The module offers a lesson plan, along with supporting documents and additional resources, for the classroom use of a “A Sacred Calling,” a podcast episode on the history of a single Texas abortion clinic; this podcast episode was made in a collaborative partnership between Sexing History and the American Historical Review. The module also provides a step-by-step guide for making three-to-five-minute narrative and interview podcasts centered on a research question. The work of Sexing History, a leading history-based podcast, exemplifies the ways in which the podcast as a genre can convey complex historical arguments to students.


Read the module in full here.