The AHA is working with American Profile magazine, a Sunday newspaper supplement, to publish a cover feature on U.S. history for Independence Day 2012. Submit your ideas for questions and answers through this survey form
Article By: Julia Brookins
Our roundup this week includes a new Teaching U.S. History blog, thoughts on the academic job market, and a TED talk on historic preservation. We also link to a post on the creation of the Historical Advisory Committee in 1957, decades of photographs available in the Flickr Commons, and combining modern photos with historic ones to gain a new perspective.
Article By: Elisabeth Grant and Vernon Horn
We begin this week with some extensive coverage of the U.S. History report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Both Jim Grossman and Lee White (executive directors of the AHA and the NCH, respectively) dissect the results and offer their thoughts. We also link to other articles with reactions from historians. Then, read articles on the winner of the 2011 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing, the 2011 National Book Festival, Art History PhDs, Kissinger papers, and 11 endangered historic places. We’ve also linked to three digital history posts, including a digital version of the Pentagon Papers, a new Russian history blog, and a Ulysses app. Finally, read thoughts on conferences and Twitter, and watch videos from Backstory with the History Guys and the National Archives.
Article By: Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, and Robert B. Townsend
We begin this week with the question “How would you organize a high school U.S. history survey course?” This was asked by the NHC and NHEC at a recent panel discussion. Then, segue into a panel discussion of piracy at the recent annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses , check out what’s new online from the National Library of Medicine and EDSITEment, and learn about recently acquired Constitutional Convention documents. Finally, go behind-the-scenes to see a few of the 2.5 million historic artifacts housed at the National Park Service’s Museum Resource Center.
Article By: Miriam Hauss Cunningham, Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, Jim Grossman, and Matthew Keough
James A. Percoco, AHA award recipient and U.S. history teacher at West Springfield High School in Virginia, has been inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame.
Article By: Pillarisetti Sudhir
C-SPAN Classroom provides teachers an avenue to integrate video of the federal government directly into the classroom, and in addition provides many teaching resources.
Article By: Isaac Sprik
Which of the AHA’s pamphlets, Perspectives on Historyarticles, web pages, and blog posts do you use in the classroom? Which AHA resources are your favorite or engage your students to most? We want to hear your success stories and other experiences you’ve had with AHA resources.
Article By: Kelly Elmore and Elisabeth Grant
Looking for classroom resources and ideas for teaching the American Civil War? In anticipation of the Civil War’s 150th anniversary, Teachinghistory.org’s History Education News
(a bi-annual publication that provides K-12 educators with classroom resources, tools, and teaching methods) is exploring the causes, events and impact of this defining moment in American history.