This "un-essay" assignment, which was used in an upper-level class on the Vietnam War, provides an alternate option for students' final research project--one that encourages creativity and experimentation in multimedia. The assignment prompt also defines the un-essay, offers examples from other courses, and provides evaluation criteria.
Teaching with digital archives means showing students how to critically examine material. Digital collections can be used as a springboard for engaging students with a plethora of questions that can lead to fundamental discussions about knowledge production.
So, you've been persuaded of the merits of teaching a class on digital history , but how do you actually go about building a digital history class? Here are some ideas and suggestions to get you started. Do some reading on the relationship between digital history and digital humanities, and on teaching public history to... Continue Reading →