Teaching History: A Journal of Methods

Professional publication covering teaching ideas for history teachers at all levels.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, Spring

Everybody Talks: Discussion Strategies in the Classroom
The year is 800 CE. A group of early Muslims meets in one part of the room. Their task is at once simple and complex. They must convince a group of pagans to convert to Islam. At the opposite side of the room, a group of early Christians is also meeting,...
Improving Student Participation in History Lectures: Suggestions for Successful Questioning
For years I have worked with beginning history and social studies teachers at both the K-12 and college levels. Hundreds of observations have illustrated for me that one of the most difficult and common problems faced by novice teachers is motivating...
Letter to the Editor
The Fall 1999 issue of Teaching History (pp. 103-104) included Kelly A. Woestman's review of Four Dead in Ohio: Was There a Conspiracy at Kent State? by William A. Gordon. In the following letter, Gordon offers his counterpoint to the Woestman review....
Reading, Writing and Walking: Student Projects Linking Primary Documents, Classroom Learning, and Historical Sites
Introduction Virtually every instructor who teaches history survey courses has straggled with issues of time constraint at one time or another. Choices between sufficient content coverage, in-depth analysis of crucial issues, connections with broader...
Teaching History at Twenty-Five Years
In history twenty-five years is a mere blink in time. In the journal world, twenty-five years can be an eternity. Every year fledgling journals and magazines rise and fall. Some make it to a second year, a few stay for a third, but many of them fade...