Teaching History: A Journal of Methods

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

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 2, Fall

Passport to the Millennium
In the grammar school I attended in the late 1950s and early 1960s, there was no such thing as Social Studies. Instead, what we had were separate classes in History and Geography. What I recall about these two subjects is that each had big books, boring...
Putting the World into World History Textbooks
In 1978, my division chair asked me to create a new history course for the honors program being established at the Portsmouth Campus of Tidewater Community College in Virginia, specifically to create an alternative to the surveys of United States History...
Singing American History
"I hear America singing," Walt Whitman declared. A century and a half later we can still hear the music, whether we make it ourselves or, as is increasingly the case, we listen to others. If I judge my students correctly, many--especially the younger,...
Theater across the Curriculum: In the History Classroom
Introduction by Gayle V. Fischer Engaging students in the study of history is a challenge for all of us who teach history survey courses to non-majors. As a relatively recent Ph.D. and college professor, I am still honing my teaching style and discovering...