Teaching History: A Journal of Methods

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

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring

Africa in the World: Lessons from African History for World History
African history is less consistently integrated into world history than other geographical regions. World history textbooks discuss African history more now than they did a decade ago, but Africa is usually only treated in any significant detail after...
Integrating Primary and Secondary Sources: A Model from Early America
It is always a boon to history teachers when one of the profession's most respected scholars publishes a synthetic, concise, and accessible book. It was therefore with much enthusiasm that I assigned Joyce Appleby's recently published Inheriting the...
Real Work, Not Busy Work, Part II: The Primary Source Paper
The first part of this essay, "Real Work, Not Busy Work: The Place Paper," appeared in the fall 2003 issue of Teaching History (92-96). Here in Part II, "The Primary Source Paper," I explore ways in which research papers can become "real work" rather...
Teaching Class: Labor and Working-Class History in the U.S. Survey
When I think back on my undergraduate courses, I cannot recall one instance when a professor or instructor uttered the words "class conflict," "labor movement," or "union struggle." Growing up in a working-class neighborhood as a daughter of a union...