My teaching experiences include leading a World History 1020 discussion section every week for Spring 2019. I was in charge of two classes on Friday mornings with around 25 students each. As a class, we focused on primary source analysis, collaborations, and facilitating camaraderie between the students for the class discussions and their final projects. This was a great learning experience for me, one that was both fun and rewarding though challenging at times, and for the students as well.
For my syllabus, I planned US History to 1877 class since I am an Early American historian. My class uses mostly open-source digital resources and primary sources available online. My intent was for the readings to be easily accessible since there are a plethora of wonderful resources online. The assignments and the classes revolve around students growing their writing ability. The skill-building assignments involve a short essay every week that is peer-reviewed by classmates before being turned in and a final Primary Source Analysis paper of 3-4 pages. Students will learn fundamental analytical and writing skills that will help them in any major and any career path.