OTHER TEACHING GUIDES
H-Urban, an international electronic discussion and information network, offers an archive of over 100 classroom-tested syllabi concerning urban history. You can submit syllabi to this site.
Rural Community Course Syllabi Project - Sponsored by the Community Interest Group of the Rural Sociological Society, offers a number of syllabi concerning rural community issues. You can submit a syllabus to this site by emailing it to Diane K. McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching the Journal of American History - launched by The Journal of American History, uses online tools to bridge the gap between scholarly publishing and the practice of classroom teaching. The project, called "Teaching the JAH," delivers "teaching packages," each of which features an article from the print journal, along with supporting documents that demonstrate how it might be used in the U.S. history survey course. The additional materials might include images, audio and video clips, or excerpts from primary historical texts, depending on the targeted article. The author of the article also contributes a short piece describing how he or she has taught the topic using the documents included on the site.
This is a good idea, which can be applied as a tool in teaching urban sociology as well. Urban Studies, Journal of Urban Affairs, International Journal for Urban and Regional Research, and many other urban journals can serve as a focus for papers in graduate and undergraduate courses.
Last updated: 04/05/2001