Teaching Hidden History Part II

The second iteration of Teaching Hidden History begins this summer with 10 graduate students from George Mason University and Old Dominion University. Anthony Pellegrino, professor at the College of Education and Nate Sleeter, graduate student in the history department will co-teach the course at Mason. Just as last year, each student will create an online history learning module that promotes iterative and reflective thinking. Each module will be based on a single historical source and will teach the history “hidden” behind that source.  Students will research the scholarship behind their topic, find eleven additional primary sources that will relate their history, write narrative text to put these sources in historical context, and craft questions to foster historical inquiry.  Students in this iteration will also explicitly study and reflect on the role of collaboration in hybrid learning. Students will also research copyright for all of their sources with the goal of publishing their modules publicly.

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