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History Teachers at the 2018 Conference on Faith and History

This fall the Conference and Faith and History (CFH) will be celebrating its 50th anniversary as it holds its biennial conference (Calvin College, Oct. 4-6). One of the oldest Christian academic societies in North America, CFH describes itself as "a community of scholars exploring the relationship between Christian faith and history" and primarily aspires "to … Continue reading History Teachers at the 2018 Conference on Faith and History

From AC 2nd to… The Principal’s Office

As many of us already know, quite a few history majors end up working in education (about 25% in elementary or secondary education and 13% in higher education.) However, that doesn't just mean teaching: several of our history alumni are currently serving as school administrators. Today, Dave Lutz '07 and Bart Becker '01 tell us about … Continue reading From AC 2nd to… The Principal’s Office

Defendants at the Nuremberg Trial

Two Talks This Week on the Nuremberg Trials

If you live in the Twin Cities area and are interested in the war crimes trials held at Nuremberg seventy years ago, this is your lucky week! Tomorrow night (Wednesday, Nov. 11) at 7pm, World Without Genocide and several local co-sponsors will present a talk by law professor Michael Bayzler, co-author of Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust. The … Continue reading Two Talks This Week on the Nuremberg Trials

Kelly, Teaching History in the Digital Age

Digital Resources for Social Studies Teachers

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 … Continue reading Digital Resources for Social Studies Teachers

Coming July 18: Our Inaugural Social Studies Ed Workshop

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 … Continue reading Coming July 18: Our Inaugural Social Studies Ed Workshop

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Social Studies Teachers at the Holocaust Museum

Alumni teaching social studies - If you're interested in learning more about the Holocaust and how to teach it to middle and high schoolers, consider applying for a couple of summer events hosted by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: First, the Belfer National Conference for Educators will hold its social studies section on July 16-18, 2014: ...Museum educators … Continue reading Social Studies Teachers at the Holocaust Museum

Online Course for Teachers on African-American History

Attention alumni: if you're a K-12 teacher with a U.S. or Minnesota history course and are looking for a continuing education opportunity, check out African American History in Minnesota, the first online professional development course from the Minnesota Historical Society. From the press release on the MHS blog 21C ("Museums meeting the needs of 21st … Continue reading Online Course for Teachers on African-American History