Teaching Division

The Teaching Division collects and disseminates information about the training of teachers and ensures that teaching concerns are addressed in AHA activities and publications. This division studies and encourages innovative methods of instruction, works to foster cooperation among faculty, and oversees the presentation of teaching-related prizes.

The Teaching Division oversees:

  • The inclusion of teaching concerns in AHA activities and publications.

  • Efforts to promote and improve teaching of history in the curriculum at all levels.

  • The study, encouragement, and promotion of novel methods of instruction, and the development of new forms of cooperation among faculty at various levels of instruction.

  • The dissemination of information about teaching and developments in history education at all levels, especially through AHA teaching pamphlets.

  • The Eugene L. Asher Distinguished Teaching Award, the John E. O’Connor Film Award, the Nancy Roelker Mentorship Award, the William Gilbert Award, the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize, and any other teaching-related prizes.

This site reflects the thinking of current members of the Teaching Division regarding the divison’s peer review of web links. We offer a limited number of links from the AHA TD web to sites our assistant director and the current TD VP believe address issues of broad importance in history education, based upon guidelines in development by the TD. In addition, we encourage members to consult sites on Teaching and Learning in their history subfields of interest.

Members

Vice President

  • Elaine K. Carey, St. John's Univ., NY

Councilors

  • Trinidad Gonzales, South Texas Coll.

  • Peter A. Porter Jr., Montville Township High Sch.

  • Joshua L. Reid, Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston

Staff

  • Julia Brookins, Special Projects Coordinator

Documents and Reports

Benchmarks for Professional Development in Teaching of History as a Discipline