Thoughts on Creative Teaching in the Undergraduate Classroom
This article discusses several innovative approaches to teaching U.S. History in undergraduate classrooms. It argues that history teachers can engage students in dialogues about the past if they use more interactive forms of pedagogy. Role-playing, historical re-enactment, debate, and other creative formats will simultaneously enrich the classroom experience and strengthen students critical thinking and writing skills. Teachers interested in content do not have to sacrifice "the facts" for dynamic and stimulating--even exciting--approaches to U.S. history.
Jeffrey P. Shepherd. "Thoughts on Creative Teaching in the Undergraduate Classroom" Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association (2007).