History | Teaching U.S. History
H593 | 26261 | Grossberg


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This course is designed an introduction to the teaching of United
States history.  The goal is to train graduate students for their
future work in the classroom.  Toward that end, students will
explore the central pedagogical and theoretical issues involved in
teaching United States history. The course is constructed as a
collaborative endeavor in which students and the instructor share
their ideas and concerns about teaching.  Students are thus expected
to take an active role in the course as contributors and critics.
Students will also be expected to lead mock class discussions,
prepare and deliver a sample lecture, critique a US history
textbook, and construct a course syllabus.  Course readings will
consist primarily of articles on various aspects of teaching and a
couple of books on particular pedagogical issues in United States
history.