James Harvey Robinson Prize Recipients

This honorific prize is offered biennially for the teaching aid that has made the most outstanding contribution to the teaching of history in any field. The Robinson Prize was established in 1974 by Council and first offered in 1978. It is named in honor of James Harvey Robinson (1863–1936), president of the Association in 1929 and a pioneer in new methods and content of history teaching.

2012

Dr. Sam S. Wineburg, Dr. Daisy Martin, and Dr. Chauncey Monte-Sano, Reading Like a Historian: Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms (Teachers Coll. Press)

2010

German Historical Inst., German History in Documents and Images (germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org)

2008

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Stanford Univ., Historical Thinking Matters (historicalthinkingmatters.org)

2006

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, World History Matters (worldhistorymatters.org). Roy Rosenzweig, executive producer; T. Mills Kelly and Kelly Schrum, co-directors; Sharon Leon, associate director; Kristin Lehner, project manager

2004

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and American Social History Project, History Matters: The US Survey Course on the Web. Pennee Bender, Joshua Brown, and Roy Rosenzweig, producers and creators; Ellen Noonan and Kelly Schrum, associate directors; Stephen Brier, co-executive producer

2002

Dr. Edward L. Ayers, Dr. Anne Sarah Rubin, and Dr. William G. Thomas, The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War--The Eve of War. CD-ROM: W.W. Norton and Company. Website: Virginia Center for Digital History, University of Virginia

2000

James A. Percoco, A Passion for the Past: Creative Teaching of US History (Heinemann)

1998

Dr. Eileen H. Tamura, Dr. Linda K. Menton, Dr. Noren W. Lush, Mr. Francis K. C. Tsui, and Dr. Warren I. Cohen, China: Understanding Its Past (Curriculum Research and Development Group, Univ. of Hawaii and the Univ. of Hawaii Press)

1996

H-Net, based at Michigan State Univ.; Richard J. Jensen, executive director, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago; Mark Lawrence Kornbluh, chair, Executive Committee, Michigan State Univ.

1994

American Social History Project, Who Built America? From the Centennial Celebration of 1876 to the Great War of 1914

1992

Chicago History Museum, A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln

1990

Dr. Gerald A. Danzer, Discovering the Past Through Maps and Views (Scott, Foresman)

1987

Dr. Gerald A. Danzer and Dr. Lawrence W. McBride, People, Space and Time: The Chicago Neighborhood History Project (Univ. Press of America)

1984

North Carolina Office of Archives & Hist., The Way We Lived in North Carolina (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1981

Dr. Virginia V. Hamilton, Your Alabama and The Story of Alabama (Viewpoint)

1978

Dr. Charles W. Sydnor Jr., Adolf Hitler, 1885-1945 (three-part documentary film)