Bob Bain

Bob Bain

Bob Bain is an associate professor of history education at the University of Michigan, with joint appointments in the School of Education and history department. A veteran high school history teacher and university professor, Bain studies teaching and learning of history across a variety of instructional settings, including classrooms, museums, and with technology. His research focuses on students learning history and teachers learning to teach history. His recent publications include “‘They Thought the World Was Flat?’ Principles in Teaching High School History” in How Students Learn: History, Math, and Science in the Classroom (2005) and “Rounding Up Unusual Suspects: Facing Authority Hidden the History Classroom” in Teachers College Record. Bain is also a primary investigator on the Big History Project, focusing on pedagogy, literacy, and student learning.

Lectures

  • History Teaching as Literate Practice, or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Common Core
  • More than "Doing History": The Practice of "Doing" History Teaching
  • Seeing Beyond the Oceans: The Instructional Challenges of History in Global Context
  • Teaching the History of Everything: Reports from Big History
  • Where Are the Kids? Students as Historical Thinkers