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Session B2

8th Annual CNM Conference on Teaching and Learning

Bottlenecks and Effective Teaching Practices: Teaching History Surveys at Eastern New Mexico University  

Maria Duarte, Ph.D. (Eastern New Mexico University); Richard Allington, PhD. (Eastern New Mexico University); Kade Miranda (Eastern New Mexico University); Lauren Mazuranich (Eastern New Mexico University) 

Las Cruces , 1:20-2:30

In this panel, three history faculty and two undergraduate students from ENMU’s examine the most effective strategies and bottlenecks in teaching survey courses in US history and World Civilization to students with distinct critical reading and writing skills. Panelists discuss the different pedagogical methods they have used to foster historical literacy and critical thinking skills. This panel is directed to college professors teaching history to first generation and non-traditional students. It aims to discuss the potential of using teamwork, online writing essays, primary documents and visual sources in teaching US history and World Civilization courses. Panelists seek to demonstrate how group work, primary sources, and visual source assignments equip students with critical thinking skills to move from summary to analysis, identify main arguments, and assess multiple interpretations and ambiguity in historical sources.  

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