Online Teaching Resources

From the AHA History Gateways 2019 launch

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

Perspectives Online Teaching Series

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Perspectives Daily provides a selection of articles offering best practices and support for historians navigating the transition to online education. The series features both general reflections by teachers on remote education and guidance for teaching online. 

Perspectives Online Teaching Series

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 in summer 2020 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

Remote Teaching Wiki Project

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The American Historical Association is organizing a Remote Teaching Wiki to help during the pandemic. Here, historians who have resources useful for remote teaching can share them, and those racing to adapt courses can search for materials instead of working from scratch. Materials include:

  • Pre-recorded lectures
  • Links to podcasts, readings, etc.
  • Sample syllabi & assignments
  • Contacts for field-specific organizations
  • Remote teaching advice
  • Remote teaching software guides
  • Guides for Accessibility & Universal Design
AHA Remote Teaching Wiki Project