“Becoming a History Teacher: Historical Thinking and Performance Assessment

Burkhardt Building, Room 100 In her Sabbatical Talk, Professor Sarah Drake Brown presents “Becoming a History Teacher: Historical Thinking and Performance Assessment”. This is a FREE talk and open to the public. In our assessment-crazed culture, where the art of teaching is often reduced to impersonal value-added measures, optimistic history teaching candidates do not necessarily … Read more

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President Ferguson Meets the History Department

The History Department recently had the opportunity to meet with the university’s new president, Dr. Paul Ferguson.  Dr. Ferguson, a toxicologist, was a history minor during his undergraduate days. During his visit for a department meeting, several faculty members highlighted for him some of the programs and accomplishments of the Department of History. Dr. Michael … Read more

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Clio: Feb 19, 2014

Sergei I. Zhuk, “’Soviet Young Man: The Personal Diaries and Paradoxical Identities of “Youth” in Provincial Soviet Ukraine during Late Socialism, 1970-1980s,” The Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies, 2013, Vol. 5, No. 2, 24-36 Sarah Drake Brown’s article, “A Systematic Use of Oral Histories to Promote Historical Thinking: Historical Thinking and the Iraq War,” … Read more

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Clio: Aug 23, 2013

Dr. Scott Stephan’s review of Libra Hilde’s Worth a Dozen Men: Women and Nursing in the Civil War South appeared in the June issue of the American Historical Review. Dr. Sarah Drake Brown published her article, “Preparing Effective History Teachers: The Assessment Gap,” in The Journal of Social Studies Research 37(2013), 167-177. Dr. Nicole Etcheson published “Governor Morton’s … Read more

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