Online Teaching Resources

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As institutions transition to online instruction in the face of COVID-19 and develop plans for online or hybrid instruction in the fall, many historians are struggling with what it means to teach history online. The AHA is developing resources to assist historians and teachers during this challenging time. From assessing assignments, to supporting your faculty and students, to promoting student engagement, the AHA is here to help. 

AHA Online Teaching Forum

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

The AHA is excited to announce the AHA Online Teaching Forum, a series of virtual events designed to help historians plan for teaching in online and hybrid environments. Learn about upcoming virtual events here.

Online Teaching Forum

Remote Teaching Resources Project

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The American Historical Association'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 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

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 and Learning Video Resources

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 library includes 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

Virtual Seminars for Department Chairs

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The AHA is excited to announce a series of virtual seminars designed to support department chairs through the transitions and uncertainties brought about from COVID-19. Webinars will be small group discussions (capped at 10 participants) and facilitated by an experienced department chair. 

Summer 2020 Department Chairs' Webinars