Stealing an idea from my good friend and colleague Tara Strauch, I have started sharing songs with my students in the moments before class begins this semester. These are in theory linked to the topic for that day, though not always. This past Friday for example, I was ready for the week to end and… Continue reading Monty Python and History in Public
Stephen Dove is an Assistant Professor of History here at Centre College where he teaches Latin American history. Thanks for sharing your classroom with us, Stephen! Korean pianists do not normally play a prominent role in my Latin American history courses, but this week that changed. I am the type of professor who views the… Continue reading DACA in the History Classroom
John talks about a negative experience studying for his MA and what to learn from it.
Yes, I needed that exclamation point. I ran into a student last week who asked when the first day of school stop being exciting. I told her I'd let her know if I ever found out, but it certainly hasn't happened yet. The first day of class, however, is hard for professors. Students tend to… Continue reading The First Day!
We’re back. Or almost back. When we started Centre Trail, we deliberately kept our ideas for the platform fairly open: Tara is an Americanist, I am an East Asianist, and our program’s geographical scope is fairly broad for our modest size. We agreed from the beginning of our planning that we would include our experiences… Continue reading We’re Back