Elyse Eidman-Aadahl sharing a fascinating article today from the Chronicle of Higher Education titled Why Historians Want You to Journal in the Age of Trump.
In it, an archivist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum recommends that people begin to journal about current events to create a resource for future historians. She mainly is targeting present historians, but the advice can easily be applied to non- professional historians, also – like our students!
I could easily see this idea as being a “hook” to have students begin to blog about current events.
The article shares several pieces of advice. Here’s one:
Doing something like this semi-regularly on a class blog would be easy to do and easy to archive.
I’m adding this info to The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience”