Real World History: Formal Learning in Museums and Historic Sites

A Real World History student at the Phillips Collection The idea for Real World…


Advocacy Alert: Ask Your Legislators to Fund the ESSA

Last year, AASLH worked with the National Coalition for History to advocate…


My 5 Favorite Props to Use in Programs

One thing that every interpreter has to do to be effective is to get and keep…


Guests are People Too: Avoiding Toxic Behind-the-Scenes Venting

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society   Anyone have school…


Bringing Women's History into the Classroom: The 2016 George Washington Teacher Institute

Since 1999, the George Washington Teacher Institute at Mount Vernon provides…


Be Relevant: Get Involved in National History Day

National History Day (NHD) was created in 1974 by a professor at Case Western…


Should We Create the Same Digital Archives for Different Audiences?

As a part-time history Ph.D. student embarking on my dissertation (while…


Stop the Drive-Bys: A Teacher Makes the Case for Local Historical Markers

As is no doubt the case at your institution, we could not be nearly as…


Cracking the Nut to Reach Large Urban School Districts

As outreach educators in the museum world, many of us dream of taking our…


Playing With History: The New Civil Rights Era American Girl Doll

© American Girl/Mattel Last week, American Girl (AASLH members since 1996)…