teaching history

  • AHA Receives Major NEH Grant to Fund COVID-19 Initiative

    The American Historical Association is launching a major new initiative to help our members and their colleagues with the challenges of being a historian, and a history teacher, in a virtual environment.

  • Explaining Today

    by Ed Ayers

    The leader of a web-based digital history initiative argues that normal ways of teaching history fail students by ignoring the nature of injustice in favor of a triumphal narrative of steadily expanding freedom. 

  • Graduate Students: NOT THE WORST

    by Michelle Nickerson

    A history professor celebrates her graduate students' idiosyncrasies and their outstanding work under duress as redemption for a calamitous semester.

  • Brave New Classroom: Lessons from the First Six Weeks

    by Hannah Leffingwell

    This crisis has pulled the ground out from under us all—professors, researchers, doctoral students, and undergraduates alike. But in truth, the weak spots revealed through this crisis have long existed.

  • A Response to "Alternate" Explanations

    by L.D. Burnett

    How should a professor respond to a student's journaling project if it reflects unfounded conspiracy theories about Covid-19? 

  • April is the Cruelest Month: Teaching History Now

    by Carolyn Eisenberg

    History teachers have two urgent challenges: helping their students cope with this crisis, and helping them understand the society that created it. Neither allows teaching as usual.