Tag Archives: education

History as a Subject Matter

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
January 25, 2011

What We’re Reading: December 30, 2010 Edition

This week we note an upcoming registration deadline for the NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day, new errors found in a Virginia history textbook, history teaching in Britian, and advice for those interviewing for jobs at the annual meeting. We also link to an article on U.S. population migration over the past century, thoughts on citing e-books, some belated holiday history, and a look at the brutality of Medieval warfare. Article By: David Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, and Robert B. Townsend
December 30, 2010

What We’re Reading: October 21, 2010 Edition

In the news this week, Google is assisting in making the Dead Sea Scrolls available online in the near future, a Virginia textbook has been criticized for misrepresenting the numbers of black Confederate soldiers, and for those in the D.C. area, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society is hosting book signings today and next week. We came across a number of articles on scholarly writing this week. Check out the Writing History site (and submit your writing), a look at citations (and the lack of them) in popular history books, and two perspectives on Open Access Week. Then, we present two education-related links. First, EDSITEment has some spooky lesson plans and then Sir Ken Robinson’s talk on education gets animated. Finally, take a glimpse into the past with the National Museum of Natural History’s Africana Collection, a cell phone tour at the Seattle Art Museum, the Paul Revere House  in Boston, one historic gastronomist, and NPR and a series of shooting gallery photos. Article By: Miriam Hauss Cunningham, David Darlington, Debbie Ann Doyle, Elisabeth Grant, and Robert B. Townsend.
October 21, 2010

Preparing for Constitution Day

Constitution Day is exactly one month away, and commemorates the day (September 17, 1787) the U.S. Constitution was signed. To help educators prepare for this day next month, we've put together links to a number of helpful resources. Article By: Elisabeth Grant