Published Date

September 28, 2018

Resource Type

For Departments, For Professional Development, For the Classroom, Video


Teaching Methods

AHA Topics

Teaching & Learning, Undergraduate Education

Anne F. Hyde, Univ. of Oklahoma

Keynote address, 2018 AHA Texas Conference on Introductory History Courses

Anne Hyde delivered the keynote presentation “Plagued By Doubt: Uncertainty as History’s Pedagogy.” How can college faculty introduce students to history in ways that parallel how historical expertise and uncertainty actually work? Are there things that instructors—even in large lecture courses—can do to help students learn the specific approaches to evidence and argument that distinguish history from other disciplines?

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