Wow, friends. Sorry for the lengthy absence! I’m back with some new and exciting projects I’m working on and am excited to get elbow-deep in blogging again.
This week’s Follow Friday features The History Education Network, who just revamped their website! Conflict of interest confession: I’m a member of the network and a contributor to their blog, so I’m coming in favourably here.
- Resources page with everything from tips on assessment, encouraging critical thinking and links to a huge number of websites with primary resources. It’s also got links to resources for graduate students and more academic articles on History Education. My absolute favourite feature of the site.
- The Directory – it’s a gamut of academics,writers, teachers, public historians and archivists and a great way to connect with people who are passionate about History and Education.
- For those in the Toronto-area, check out the site for the THEN/HiER-sponsored project Approaching the Past, a quarterly workshop series on History Education.
- The Teaching the Past blog. I like the variety of subjects, media and voices (mine included) that come together here.
The bottom line: it’s a one-stop shop for everything History Education.
How to Use It
This depends on what you’re looking for. Trying to get involved in the History Education community? Use the Directory, Contribute or Events feature. Trying to add to your teaching practice with new resources or ways of thinking critically? It’s the Teaching Resources and Video & Podcasts you’re after.
THEN/HiER’s site is chock full of resources, and the main page does a good job of displaying a variety of them, but once you’re in there it does take some digging to find all that they have to offer. They’ve begun to use a “Featured Content” widget on some of the pages, and I think it’s a great idea to use on some of the other pages as well.
- THEN/HiER on Twitter
- THEN/HiER on Facebook
- Approaching the Past
- Teaching the Past: A Blog About Teaching History in Canada