What Can You Do with a History Major? Having Fun with LinkedIn…

August 19, 2014
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Many times on this blog we’ve taken on the always-popular question, “What can you do with a History major?” (See our page by that title, which links to the stories of some of our alumni, surveys of employers, and more.) Now the professional social media site LinkedIn offers a new way to answer that question. History News […]

The AC 2nd Travelogue: To Kansas City and Back

August 4, 2014
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Today we’re kicking off what we hope will be a recurring series: The AC 2nd Travelogue. Last month two of our alumni, sisters Lynae (’08) and Dana Morrison (’12), mentioned that they were planning a trip from the Twin Cities to Kansas City, Missouri, to see its World War I museum and some other historic sites along […]

Calling all alumni! War on Terror at Bethel

July 29, 2014
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Operation Enduring Freedom

We’ve checked in periodically with Prof. Chris Gehrz and Fletcher Warren (’15)’s summer project, Bethel at War. They’ve been spending the summer collaborating on a digital history project: a website exploring how the people of Bethel have experienced the century of warfare extending from 1914 (the year World War I began and Bethel settled permanently in St. […]

Digital Resources for Social Studies Teachers

July 28, 2014
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Kelly, Teaching History in the Digital Age

Earlier this month we were thrilled to have some of our alumni (and one of our current students) join three of our faculty to talk about social studies education. We heard what they found most energizing and fulfilling about teaching subjects like history and geography, but also what was challenging and frustrating about it. (And […]

Coming July 18: Our Inaugural Social Studies Ed Workshop

July 6, 2014
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Next Friday morning, July 18, our department will welcome several alumni back to campus for what we hope is the first in an annual series of summer workshops on social studies education. From our faculty, Amy Poppinga (herself a former social studies teacher), AnneMarie Kooistra, and Chris Gehrz will share presentations on what’s happening in their fields. We’ll […]

Checking In on Bethel at War

July 1, 2014
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Cover of the July 1942 ("Victory Number") issue of Bethel's Bulletin

As some of you may recall, this spring Fletcher Warren (’15) and Prof. Chris Gehrz became our department’s first Edgren Scholars. They’re spending the summer collaborating on a digital history project: a website exploring how the people of Bethel have experienced the century of warfare extending from 1914 (the year World War I began and Bethel settled […]

Watch the Opening Titles to Our New Intro to History Webisodes!

June 3, 2014
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Last week Prof. Chris Gehrz wrote at his blog about starting to plan our new course HIS290 Introduction to History, which, starting this fall, will be required of History majors and minors. It won’t be offered until Spring 2015, but this summer he and Prof. Sam Mulberry are beginning to develop the online portion of this […]

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