Teaching History: A Journal of Methods

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

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring

A Proposal for Revising the History Senior Seminar Course
This essay proposes that history departments rethink and restructure the typical history senior seminar course to reflect better the range of activities and careers that history majors pursue after graduation. That is, this paper proposes the design...
First Blood in Baltimore: The Indictment of Samuel Mactier
President Abraham Lincoln's victory in November 1860 ended one of the most divisive elections in U.S. history, and in the months before inauguration day, seven states left the Union. The resulting conflict at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, on April 12,...
Internationalizing the Teaching of Early U.S. History
As I have been teaching the history of the United States for the past few years, I have increasingly come to the conclusion that my, and other, survey courses need to be revamped to internationalize the teaching of United States history and thereby...
Teaching History as the Reenactment of Past Experience
If the aim of historical instruction is to enable the child to appreciate the values of social life, to see in imagination the forces which favor and allow men's effective co-operation with one another, to understand the sorts of character that help...