Academic Exchange Quarterly
Summer 2007, Volume 11, Issue 2
Expanded issue up to 400+ pages.
Articles on various topics plus the following special section.
See Fall 2008 issue
Teaching History
Feature Editor:
Laura Cruz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History
Western Carolina University
We welcome manuscripts on teaching any historical subject, time period, or region. Here are some questions that may be addressed... other questions as well as proposals from foreign perspectives are encouraged.
  1. What pedagogical approach should be used in teaching an undergraduate or graduate history class?
  2. As our understanding of history and historical development changes, how should we adjust our teaching methods to reflect these changes?
  3. What types of methods work best at each level--high school, community college, undergraduate, graduate?
  4. How appropriate or effective are currently broadly popular methods, such as cooperative learning (i.e. group work), service learning, and educational games, for the history classroom?
  5. How much should we adapt old methods or move to completely new approaches? In other words, how and how far should we teach beyond the textbook?
  6. How can we assess the relative effectiveness of new methods for teaching history?
  7. What do we teach and/or should we teach in a secondary school history class: memory, heritage, myth, or reading and writing? How much history should be required in a school curriculum?
  8. What educational technology is useful for teaching history?
  9. How can we effectively use educational technology to promote historical understanding?
  10. What is the effect of computer-based technology on historical scholarship and teaching?
Who May Submit:
Manuscripts are sought from those whose experiences and methods in the college or high school classroom have produced meaningful ways to teach history, whether in the traditional classroom, through on-line courses, or a combination of class meetings and web-based work. Submissions may be in the form of research reports, case studies, research in progress, or theoretical papers. Please identify your submission with keyword: HISTORY

Submission deadline:
any time until the end of February 2007; see details for other deadline options like early, regular, and short.

Submission Procedure:    or

H-NET:  H-Announce
H-NET: H-SURVEY  Teaching U.S. Survey Courses
H-NET: H-TEACH Teaching College History and Related Fields
MERLOT - a clearinghouse for information on on-line teaching resources
National Paideia Society - promotes innovative teaching methods.
See all published HISTORY articles.
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