Teaching with Digital Archives

John Rosinbum writes about his experience with using digitized primary sources in his history classroom. The article provides a sample assignment and lists of useful digital archives.

Source: John Rosinbum, "Teaching with Digital Archives," AHA Today, November 30, 2017, http://blog.historians.org/2017/11/teaching-with-digital-archives/

Using Digital Archives to Teach Data Set Creation and Visualization Design

Kate Holterhoff writes for Prof Hacker about assignments using digital primary sources in her first-year composition course.

She is "a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research areas include nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century British literature, visual culture, digital humanities, and the history of science."

From the article:

Re: Announcing Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models and Experiments

Each keyword entry that you see on the right column of this site is curated by an experienced practitioner of digital pedagogy, who briefly contextualizes a pedagogical concept and then provides ten supporting artifacts, such as syllabi, prompts, exercises, lesson plans, and student work drawn from courses, classrooms, and projects across the humanities.

Re: Syllabi and other course assignments

I used a fair bit of material about eugenics in a graduate seminar a couple years ago on the history of evolutionary thought; I'll send a copy of the syllabus to the list editors, and am happy to share it with anybody interested. It was a very successful seminar, mostly because of the particular mix of students involved, and several students chose to focus their research paper on some aspect of the history of eugenics.


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