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Archives and Special Collections Can Teach Students Archival Intelligence, Even Online

Archives and Special Collections Can Teach Students Archival Intelligence, Even Online

Melissa Salrin Head, Special Collections and Rare Books, Simon Fraser University For historians, time spent in the archives with primary sources is vital.  For students of...

Exactly How I Taught My Third-Year Online Course

Exactly How I Taught My Third-Year Online Course

By Danielle Kinsey People are coming to the “acceptance” phase of finding out that their Fall semesters are going to be online. I’ve been teaching an entirely online...

Call For Papers:  Special Issue - Students and their experiences with History and Social Studies education in the journal The Councilor

Call For Papers: Special Issue - Students and their experiences with History and Social Studies education in the journal The Councilor

For the first time ever, The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies will be publishing a special issue that will bring academic articles in conversation with reflections...

ICYMI: TEACHING IN THE TIMES OF COVID-19

ICYMI: TEACHING IN THE TIMES OF COVID-19

So many of our colleagues have discussed, advised, and reflected on the expectations, limits, and ongoing concerns of emergency remote teaching. Because of this, it hasn’t...

Teaching Star Wars as a Jain Narrative in an Undergraduate Classroom

Teaching Star Wars as a Jain Narrative in an Undergraduate Classroom

By Gerjan Altenburg              The late American historian of religions, Jonathan Z. Smith stressed the importance of setting up good comparisons in assigned...

Building Bridges: Using Social Media to Connect Historians and History Teachers

Building Bridges: Using Social Media to Connect Historians and History Teachers

In November 2018, the Washington Post published a story with the headline, “Historians: What Kids Should Be Learning in School Right Now.” In asking this important...

Teaching Canadian History After the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) II

Teaching Canadian History After the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) II

By Allyson Stevenson[1] A Structure, not an Event. Settler colonialism in Canada, like elsewhere, is a structure; it is not an event.[2] It lives on today in manifestations...

Teaching Canadian History After the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) I

Teaching Canadian History After the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) I

By Allyson Stevenson[1] When I began this blog on January 29th, I had just returned to my office at the University of Regina after speaking about my research on an inspiring...

On Teaching About the Modern Middle East

On Teaching About the Modern Middle East

By Danielle Kinsey and Laila Parsons In 2014, Professor Parsons, a specialist in the history of the twentieth-century Middle East at McGill University, was the recipient of...

ICYMI: The AHR’s reviews of Reacting to the Past (RTTP)

ICYMI: The AHR’s reviews of Reacting to the Past (RTTP)

By Danielle Kinsey In one of our recent blog entries,  Pamela Walker and Martha Attridge Bufton reflected on the successes and drawbacks of teaching history through...

Apathy is Boring: An Undergraduate Perspective on Low History Enrolments

Apathy is Boring: An Undergraduate Perspective on Low History Enrolments

By John Eigl, McMaster University I first met John Eigl as a student when I was teaching assistant for Dr Stacy Nation-Knapper in McMaster University’s History 2T03,...

Making a Class My Own

Making a Class My Own

by Carly Ciufo, McMaster University I’m sitting in my shared sessional instructor office about an hour before my first lecture. I was asked to take over this class while I...

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