The latest issue of Perspectives on History celebrates 50 years of the newsletter with an engaging look forward to the future of the discipline. We would like to ask readers to contribute to that future by helping us build an extensive website devoted to teaching history.
The American Historical Association’s Tuning Project has released the “History Discipline Core,” the result of a collaborative effort by participants to “describe the skills, knowledge and habits of mind that students develop in history courses and degrees.”
History Blueprint is a new history teaching website spearheaded by the California History-Social Science Project at the University of California, Davis. Just recently launched, the site currently offers one curriculum unit (on the Civil War) and three prototypes of teaching tools. The AHA is a partner in this History Blueprint project, and was pleased to be represented by AHA Council and Teaching Division member Anne Hyde.
Article By: Anne Hyde and Elisabeth Grant
As discussed in a teaching workshop at the 126th annual meeting, many teachers in different parts of the country are using their ingenuity to teach history in more effective ways, sometimes using simple technological tools to enrich learning in their classrooms.
Article By: Pillarisetti Sudhir
CNN addresses history education in its article, “Subject Matters: Why students fall behind on history.” Raising issues that have concerned the AHA Teaching Division, the article mentions the role of “No Child Left Behind” in the decline of time that teachers spend on history in the classroom.
Article By: Noralee Frankel
The National History Center will partner with the AHA's Teaching Division and its Graduate and Early Career Committee (GECC) to present a workshop on "Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching" at the AHA's 125th Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, in January 2011. The all-day workshop will convene Thursday, January 6, and is aimed at graduate students and individuals new to teaching.
This post is the sixth and final in a series of posts on sessions presented at the 123rd Annual Meeting. See also the introduction to this series, the first post on “Teaching and Learning through a Teaching American History Grant,” the second post on “A Historical Conundrum,” the third post on “Perspectives on Public History,” the fourth post
on “Innovations in Collaboration,” and the fifth post
on “The History Job Market.” Similar to the panel on Teaching and Learning through a Teaching American History Grant, this panel explained ways a Teaching American History (TAH) grant could be expanded and applied to global history studies.
To implement a resolution passed at the 2009 annual meeting, the AHA Council has formed a working group to create a threaded miniconference, which will explore historical perspectives on same-sex marriage at the 2010 meeting in San Diego...
Article By: Karen Halttunen