Teaching History: A Journal of Methods

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

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, Fall

Explaining History in a Nutshell
Introduction This essay offers an approach that introduces undergraduate students to the nature of historical inquiry. Samuel Wineburg and Janice Fournier have shown that merely taking a number of history courses will not automatically mean that...
Finding the Sources: A Historian and a Librarian Unite
Introduction Team-teaching, a topic that generates a great deal of discussion among academics interested in pedagogy, usually involves professors from different disciplines teaching a single class from the perspective of two academic fields. For...
Real Work, Not Busy Work: The Place Paper
We know the complaints well: This reading is boring, the assignment doesn't make sense, and those random facts must be memorized. Students receive homework and must force themselves to complete it. They agonize for hours in front of the computer writing...
Wounded Knee, 1890: Historical Evidence on Trial in the Classroom
On December 29, 1890, the Seventh Cavalry of the United States Army killed approximately 300 Sioux Indians near Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. The Army had come to disarm and detain the Sioux in order to suppress the unrest associated with an...