Online Teaching Resources

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As institutions transitioned to online instruction in the face of COVID-19 , many historians were faced with the challenge of what it means to teach history online. The AHA developed resources to assist historians and teachers with online teaching, many of which can also be used for developing in-person courses. From assessing assignments, to supporting your faculty and students, to promoting student engagement, the AHA is here to help. 

Remote Teaching Resources

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The AHA’s Remote Teaching Resources compiles materials and tools to help historians develop courses and teach remotely in online and hybrid environments.

Remote Teaching Resources

Teaching and Learning Video Resources

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Teaching is an essential skill for any historian, and the AHA works hard to produce resources for those teaching at all career stages and at all levels of history. Our Teaching and Learning video resources include workshops on K-12 and undergraduate teaching, reflections from historians on globalizing their US survey courses, and sessions on issues of vital importance to history education such as learning outcomes, dual enrollment, and the transition from high school to college.

Teaching and Learning Video Resources

A Bibliography of Historians' Responses to COVID-19

Scrabble boardThe AHA is compiling a professionally vetted bibliography of historians’ responses to COVID-19 as a resource for the public, teachers, and scholars seeking historical perspectives on the current crisis and its local and global impacts. The bibliography includes commentary and publications by historians in both scholarly and popular periodical literature; recorded lectures and webcasts; and digitized primary source materials from past epidemics and pandemics. In amassing these references, the AHA seeks to provide a space where anyone, regardless of expertise, can find digital historical material relevant to the COVID-19 crisis. 

A Bibliography of Historians' Responses to COVID-19

Teaching Online in Perspectives

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Perspectives on History provides a selection of articles offering best practices and support for historians teaching K-16. The articles feature both general reflections by teachers on online history education and specific examples of successful practices.

Teaching Online in Perspectives

AHA Online Teaching Forum

Tyler Stovall at the AHA's Department Chairs workshop in 2019

The AHA’s Online Teaching Forum was a series of virtual events designed to help historians plan for teaching in online and hybrid environments. For recordings of past Online Teaching Forum events, please visit the AHA's YouTube channel

Online Teaching Forum

Department Chairs Workshop

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Are you facing the professional challenge of serving as department chair?

From July 18-19, 2022, the AHA will offer our fourth annual Chairs’ Workshop at the American Bar Foundation (420 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611). Drawing on topics from our virtual workshop, our in-person workshop will feature small group conversations facilitated by experienced department chairs and AHA elected leadership.

Department Chairs Workshop