This session considers some of the big questions that the AHA Tuning project has raised about the history major and directs them instead to General Education and entry level courses for non-majors. Whether we teach at the K-12, community college, or four year level, as history educators we face a common question: What is our purpose in history education? What do we want students to gain from the study of history?
The American Historical Association is the largest professional organization serving historians in all fields and all professions. The AHA is a trusted voice advocating for history education, the professional work of historians, and the critical role of historical thinking in public life.
The AHA annual meeting is the largest gathering of professional historians in the United State. Reflecting the full diversity of the discipline, the meeting offers historians in all professions and fields the opportunity to build relationships, present their work, identify new historiography, gain teaching insights, and join critical discussion on issues facing all historians. The 2017 meeting was held January 4-7, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. https://www.historians.org/annual-meeting