Monthly Editorial July 2021 Abstract: Public history has often been conflated with local history and as such has been seen as less significant than forms of history that speak to… Read More ›
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The Moral of the Story: Red Dead Redemption 2
In 2010, the video game Red Dead Redemption took the Western genre into the 21st century. The now published sequel breaks with the eth…
Brewing History as a Public Experience
The history of food and beverage offers many public history opportunities. It can be used to teach about transportation, exchanges in the early modern period, the industrial revolution, and immigration.
Public History in Schools? Why and How?
Teenagers encounter history outside schools in varied forms and related to a multitude of topics. But teaching with representations of the past that are not academic ideas, is largely absent from guidelines for history teaching.
Focusing on Democracy: A Teacher Educator’s View
In the age of Trump we must refocus if we are teaching democratic principles in our classes. As teacher educators, we must make sure that students understand these ideas so they are prepared to teach them.
Borders In the Head: Comparing Mexican and Berlin Wall
In order to understand previous and contemporary political conflicts through history education in both formal and informal environments, it is imperative to comprehend what has happened and where a certain event has happened.
The Case of the Missing and Misunderstood Era
The American historical period known as the Reconstruction Era is very important but the public knowledge and consciousness of Reconstruction – the period immediately after the Civil War – is at best minimal.
History Education in Times of Trump
What interpretations of Mexico-United States relations will the new curriculum of Mexican history recommend? What should we study to prepare a critical citizenry?