Supported by a grant from the NEH's Bridging Cultures initiative, the AHA's "American History, Atlantic and Pacific" professional development program for Community College faculty promotes a global perspective on US history at the country's increasingly diverse two-year institutions. The program draws on a generation of innovative scholarship that has reframed the origins of the US within a broad geographical and chronological context. Participants worked to create or revise US history courses with lessons, units, and other work that deepens teaching on the US in the world.
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Experiments with PechaKucha
Bridging Cultures participant Shannon Bontrager used the PechaKucha presentation format to get his students to engage in conversation about their research projects in a Mellow Mushroom full of excited administrators, teachers, and parents. Read about how this innovative approach to a U.S. history course went on AHA Today.