Teaching History: A Journal of Methods

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

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 2, Fall

Blackboard or Blog? Some Thoughts about Creating and Assigning On-Line Components in College History Courses
Introduction As colleges and universities have adopted course management software such as Blackboard and WebCT, more and more history faculty have added on-line discussion components to their face-to-face classes. There are many reasons for this,...
Teaching the Complexity of Slavery
The history of slavery in the antebellum South is a challenging topic to teach on a variety of levels. It is a complex subject with a rich historiography that informs issues of race in contemporary America. Students walking into the American history...
Teaching with On-Line Primary Sources: Documents from the National Archives: Perspectives on the "New Immigrants," 1903-1911
On November 4, 1911, William Williams, Commissioner of Immigration at Ellis Island, penned a brief note in which he added some "finishing touches" to his annual report. In spite of his editing, however, Williams's report resulted in a protest from...
Ten Commandments for Enhancing Lecturing in History
It can be boring, monotonous, miseducational ... or It can be motivating, intellectually stimulating, fun ... Consistent and constant criticism of the lecture method remains a staple of discussion and writing in academia. And most of the time...