Teaching & Learning
The AHA's broad-based teaching mission includes making resources available to educators at all levels and at public history venues, introducing and integrating historians into the discipline, providing ongoing education for historians at every stage of their careers—through topical and professional sessions at the annual meeting, and by way of both innovative web resources and distinguished print publications.
Historians are equally concerned with learning—their own ongoing research and other activities that expand their mission to bring history into public life. The AHA provides resources to historians in all fields and career paths, and advocates for the profession as a whole.
AHA Teaching Prizes
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The Eugene Asher Award for distinguished postsecondary history teaching
The Beveridge Family Teaching Prize for distinguished K–12 history teaching
The William and Edwyna Gilbert Award for outstanding contributions to the teaching of history through the publication of journal articles
The Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award for teachers of history who taught, guided, and inspired their students in a way that changed their lives
A New Guide for Teaching in Civics, Economics, Geography, and History
In collaboration with over 20 states and 15 social studies content organizations, including the AHA, the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has released a guide to help states strengthen their social studies standards. The "College Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies" encourages states to upgrade their social studies standards by offering robust guidelines to promote inquiry-based learning in civics, economics, geography, and history. AHA members and staff, joined by representatives of the Teaching Division, worked closely with the NCSS, state representatives, educators, and scholars to ensure that the standards demonstrate best practices in the discipline of history.