By Jonathan Lee
On August 5 and 6, the AHA held its second annual Texas Conference on Introductory History Courses at San Antonio College. The conference, which was established as a space for instructors of introductory history courses in the state to meet with each other and explore innovations surrounding teaching and learning history in informal networks, built on discussions and initiatives from its previous gathering in August 2015 at the University of Texas at Austin. The 60-plus attendees represented a diverse group of history educators from four-year, two-year, and dual-credit programs.
Every student currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a public college or university in Texas is required to complete six credit hours of US history, a standard that suggests more uniformity than it delivers.
By Beth Marsh and Dana Schaffer
Across the country middle school and high school students are learning about the historical process through their participation in National History Day.
The AHA and its local partners, the Texas State Historical Association and the history department of the University of Texas at Austin, held a two-day conference on college-level introductory history courses.
Today we are pleased to launch curricular materials developed by faculty participating in the AHA’s Tuning project. Since 2012, the Tuning project has provided a collaborative forum and process for history faculty to articulate the central skills students gain by studying history.
John Bezís-Selfa teaches the history of the Americas at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and serves on the leadership core of the AHA’s Tuning Project.
In an effort to highlight the diverse range of scholarship at the upcoming annual meeting, we’re highlighting different sessions on the blog each week.
After three years of Tuning we have learned a lot!