Students were asked to produce a multimedia and historical analysis of the archives of Saudi Aramco World. It aimed to bring historical and secondary sources alive by putting students directly in contact with primary, archival sources and asking them to critically engage with those materials.
For the course "Stories of Slavery and Freedom," a History and Literature seminar, Professor McCarthy has students lead the class, starting with close readings, then short presentations, and finally co-teaching the seminar.Read more about Student Co-Teaching
In Timothy Patrick McCarthy and John Stauffer's course, "American Protest Literature from Tom Paine to Tupac," students have the option to create their own protest literature as the final project. Read more about Creating Protest Literature
Professor McCarthy's class has student "provocations" in discussion sections each week. Students have to provoke the discussion in some way (debate, video analysis, commentary from contemporary news linked to week's readings, etc.) Students are paired before section to plan the provocation and how they would moderate the debate/discussion. They also meet as a pair with their TF. In class, they moderate the discussion/debate, often involving audio-video materials.Read more about Provocations and Discussions
In Megan Kate Nelson's course on the American Civil War, students complete a final class project and paper that involves primary document research and public history activities to present history through objects and documents. Read more about Civil War Curiosity Cabinet
For History 97, the sophomore tutorial, students peer review each other's work. Each student writes a primary source based paper, which is based on a shared source base that all of the students have read. Students have to provide detailed written and oral feedback on each of their peers' papers. To guide their responses, the instructors provide a list of questions or points to consider. Students are to identify the argument and evaluate the extent to which it is supported by evidence, the organization of the paper, and the quality of the prose. Read more about Primary Source Paper Peer Review
Rachel Gillett reports that in the History and Literature Sophomore Tutorials, students are required to do three oral presentations with the help of the instructors in order to hone their public speaking and critical thinking skills. Read more about Oral Presentations