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We often tweet/retweet articles we find relevant to teaching that we stumble across online or that are going around on twitter each week. Since searching through tweets to find those links after the fact is tedious and sometimes a fruitless labor, we are now posting the highlights from each week here. Enjoy!
Friday, November 4th
- George Williams provides a breakdown of several getting started questions (and answers) about the digital humanities.
- Some campus art museums are on par with dedicated art intuitions; so “Why Do Colleges Have So Much Art?”
- Nora Slonimsky, writing for The Junto, explores the steamboat and how we teach about technology.
- EDSITEment has teaching resources for National Native American Heritage Month.
- PBS LearningMedia shares DPLA resources for introducing the American Indian Movement in the classroom.
- Exploring one of George Washington’s favorite plays: “Joseph Addison’s Cato: Liberty on the Stage”
- John Warner on “Rejecting the Student Deficit Model.”
- People respond to Greta Van Susteren’s claim that campus libraries are “Vanity Projects.”
- Joshua Kim with perspectives on the living and teaching advantages of SLACs in rural areas.
- John Rosinbum offers thoughts on using The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database to teach about the slave trade.
- The Library of Congress revealed a new homepage.
Friday, October 27th
- Bartleby, the Scrivener: A[n interactive, annotated] story of Wall Street, but try to avoid all of the ads.
- Check out this review of Hamilton’s America.
- And for a limited time you can stream Hamilton’s America online.
- Poe, Dickens, and a pet raven.
- Nathaniel C. Green shares an experience with primary sources, students, and diversity.
- Blake Earle on Mid-Semester Evaluations, or: How I Found Out That I’m a Bro
- Carol DeGrassee created a Power Point on the new MLA format.
- Some companies are searching for humanities majors.
- Nicole Matos on the expansion of specialized courses at community colleges.
Friday, October 21st
- How Do You Teach the Declaration of Independence?
- Poe makes in appearance on the Library of Congress Blog.
- David Gooblar on the virtues of doing your own assignments first.
- Christopher Haynes shares “Confessions of a Graduate Teacher.”
- @##$%$^%@ Don’t Miss Green’s Dictionary of Slang!
Friday, October 14th
- The US National Archives posted a bunch of GIFs online.
- Check out these tips for preparing for National History Day with online materials provided by the Library of Congress.
- Are you thinking about incorporating Wikipedia assignments in the English classroom?
- Kevin Gannon explores “What Goes Into a Syllabus.”
- Bob Dylan won something this week.
- TeachRock has a lesson plan for teaching Bob Dylan.
- Whitney Stewart shares ideas for “Incorporating Objects into the Classroom.”
- In an interview with Dan Royles, Emily Van Duyne shares her experience on the tenure-track.
- Kevin Gannon records feedback for student assignments.
- Over on Twitter, Jonathan Goodwin asked about seminar papers.
- Our friends from the American Antiquarian Society are expanding their space!
- Kathi Inman Berens wants to hear from adjuncts and students doing work in the digital humanities.
- Cult of Pedagogy with a roundtable on teaching graphic novels.
- Nice resources from the Harry Ransom Center on teaching Edgar Allan Poe.
Friday, October 7th
- In a powerful piece Jonathan Malesic shares his experiences as “The 40-Year-Old Burnout.”
- This post from the Massachusetts Historical Society highlights the student discovery in the archive.
- Emily Dickinson and her coconut cake recipe.
- Explore American Vernacular Music Manuscripts, ca. 1730-1910.
- Talk a journey through the Works of Jonathan Edwards Online.
- Joseph Adelman shares his vision for a resource highlighting the Bible in Early America.
- Stephanie J. Richmond reviews Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation in the context of the classroom.
- Rachel Herrman shares ideas for “Making Students Lead Discussion.”
- “Isaiah Thomas is Going Digital.”
Friday, September 30th
- Donna Campbell shares her “lighthearted first impression” of the new MLA Handbook.
- George Williams asks “Do Your Students Take Good Notes?”
- A new online exhibit form the American Antiquarian Society explores “The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1865.”
- Herman Melville and The New York Society Library.
- The ghosts of New England whaling span the globe.
- Trailer for the film adaptation of Fences.
- A new study shows there is no connection between student evaluations and learning.
- Using DPLA’s primary source sets in the classroom.
Friday, September 23rd
- Dallas Liddle on “Why I Hate the New ‘MLA Handbook’”
- Beyond being in class to master a discipline, Kevin Gannon asks “Why We’re Here.”
- Recent issue of Early American Literature features reviews of teaching texts.
- Bryna Campbell on “Course Planning with Scrivener.”
- Liz Covart and Ben Franklin’s World celebrates 1,000,000 downloads with a special look behind-the-scenes.
- Carl Robert Keyes introduces the Slavery Adverts 250 Project, a new collaborative project from his course on early America.
- In a move against rigid periodization, Kevin Gannon proposes the “Long Civil War.”
- A handy list of Instagram accounts featuring rare books.