Using Big Data to “Hack” the High School Research Paper

This post introduces Digital APUSH: Revealing History with Chronicling America, a web project I built with the help of fifteen AP U.S. History students in 2016. The project was recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities, winning the K-12 prize in the agency’s nationwide historic newspaper data challenge. Besides traveling to DC with a… Continue reading Using Big Data to “Hack” the High School Research Paper

Digital History in the High School Classroom

On the last day of school this year, my AP U.S. History students put the finishing touches on a digital history project they had started in May, following their AP Exam. The collaborative project, on which students contributed individual parts, shared research tasks, and worked with online tools, was my first classroom foray into the… Continue reading Digital History in the High School Classroom