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teaching history



  • Remote Reflections: One Class, 55 Classrooms

    by John Hopper

    I was pleased that the transition to entirely remote learning went well. However, there are definite drawbacks to this kind of teaching, even for someone who is used to teaching students in multiple locations. 



  • Arkansas History Books Carried Rebel Slant

    Arkansas historians Kenneth Barnes and Carl H. Moneyhon discuss the political influence of Confederate sympathizers and white supremacy over the content of history books in the state. 



  • “A Keen Vision and Feeling of All Ordinary Life”: Pandemic Journaling in the History Classroom

    by Michelle Orihel

    Since memory is essential to functioning in our daily lives, we all think historically to survive, even if only to question ourselves: “Did I pay that bill yesterday?” In answering that question, we reconstruct yesterday’s actions in our minds and perhaps even search for physical (or in today’s case, digital) evidence of that task. There it is — historical thinking!



  • AHA Receives Major NEH Grant to Fund COVID-19 Initiative

    The American Historical Association is launching a major new initiative to help our members and their colleagues with the challenges of being a historian, and a history teacher, in a virtual environment.



  • Explaining Today

    by Ed Ayers

    The leader of a web-based digital history initiative argues that normal ways of teaching history fail students by ignoring the nature of injustice in favor of a triumphal narrative of steadily expanding freedom.