Adolescence to Grad School: How Primary Sources are Used in Teaching and Learning from Grade 8 to University

Solicited by the OAH Committee on Teaching Endorsed by the OAH Committee on Part-Time, Adjunct, and Contingent Employment (CPACE)

Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Type: Roundtable Discussion

Tags: Education; Professional Development; Teaching and Pedagogy


Laboratories bring images of white lab coats, calipers, and Bunson burners. What are the tools of the history lab? How are these tools used effectively in K‒12 and post-secondary classrooms?

Educators from a variety of backgrounds will share their experience introducing students to critical analysis and evidentiary argument.  Featuring favorite primary sources and success stories as well as challenges and advice, this panel will share vignettes from public and private schools, rural and suburban, small liberal arts colleges to R1 institutions.

Participants will receive free membership and training in the Humanities in Class Digital Library, an OER-based humanities collection of instructional resources and content hosted by the National Humanities Center.

Session Participants

Chair: Andrew Mink, National Humanities Center

Panelist: Erika L. Briesacher, Worcester State University

Panelist: Brian J. Daugherity, Virginia Commonwealth University

Panelist: Ron Eisenman

Panelist: Lindsey Galvao, Dana Hall School

Panelist: Breanna Holtz, Fred Fifer Middle School