OAH Publishes Report of History Survey Project

OAHThe July 2013 issue of the Magazine of History, published by the Organization of American Historians, contains a report of the Center’s History Survey Project (HSP). The HSP brought together six scholarly teachers of introductory history courses in the El Paso region who work in varying instructional settings, from a four-year university (UTEP) to high school formats such as AP and dual credit. The result was an innovative professional-development model that combined long-term commitment with current scholarship. “The History Survey Project has taken an important first step in examining the varieties of history survey course options in the state of Texas,” the report concludes. “It has also brought the scholarship of history teaching and learning to bear on the professional development of teachers of survey courses.”

Read the report.

The History Survey Project (HSP) aims to explore, understand, and improve the teaching of U.S. history survey courses. It was supported by the Texas Faculty Collaborative for Social Studies of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Center for History Teaching & Learning at The University of Texas at El Paso, and the Department of History at The University of Texas at El Paso.

The Organization of American Historians is the largest academic membership association devoted to the study of American History. It promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and encourages wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history. The OAH Magazine of History has been published since 1985. Each quarterly issue focuses on a theme in U.S. history. Articles draw upon recent scholarship, survey the historiography, and provide practical teaching strategies. Its goal is to enhance the teaching and presentation of U.S. history in the classroom.

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