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Integrating Global Perspectives and World History into Teaching American History Grant Projects

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.

The History Job Market: Opportunities, Problems, and Fixes

This post is the fifth in a series of posts on sessions presented at the 123rd Annual Meeting. It takes a look at a forum, headed by David Weber, that explored the history job market, both past and present, looking at statistics, surveying PhD recipients, and offering some advice. Article By: Jessica Pritchard
March 11, 2009

Perspectives on Public History: What Knowledge, Skills, and Experiences are Essential for the Public History Professional?

This post is the third in a series of posts on sessions presented at the 123rd Annual Meeting. Although many who study history pursue academic careers, there are those who want to exercise their knowledge outside the academy. This dichotomy between public and academic historians can create somewhat of a rivalry between the two career tracks... Article By: Jessica Pritchard
February 9, 2009

A Historical Conundrum: The Work of Historians Versus the Expectations of Secondary Education

This post is the second in a series of posts on sessions presented at the 123rd Annual Meeting. See also the introduction to this series, and the first post on “Teaching and Learning through a Teaching American History Grant”. Though it may seem easy to blame the implementation of state regulated standardized tests on No Child Left Behind, frankly, secondary teachers have been grappling with teaching to selective curricula for decades. This panel discussed the challenges of teaching effectively while still preparing students for standardized tests. The heart of the issue was: What kind of education are we promoting? Article By: Jessica Pritchard
February 2, 2009

Teaching and Learning through a Teaching American History Grant

This post is the first in a series of posts on sessions presented at the 123rd Annual Meeting. See also the introduction to this series. The California State University at Fresno started a master’s program in 2005 through a Teaching American History Grant that seeks to strengthen the teaching skills of U. S. history teachers in the Fresno, California area... Article By: Jessica Pritchard
January 26, 2009