Here are some ways to apply what you've learned ...

Professional Development
  • Campus History
  • Learn about your campus history

    • Search for books or manuscripts at your campus or local public library
    • Invite long term faculty or staff member(s) on your campus to discuss campus history and events. Bring a new faculty colleague with you.
    • Meet with faculty at your campus History department for historical information
    • Find local historical societies

In the Classroom
  • A Classroom History

    Learn about the "history" of your students by conducting an icebreaker game.

    • Students in the class should be broken in to small regional groups (for example, North, South, East, West, International).
    • Give the groups a few minutes to exchange information about where they were born and when they moved to their present location.
    • Come back together as a class and develop a draft collective history on a whiteboard, paper, or computer (try drafting the collective history in a format that may be viewed by computer). Group who came from where, when, and why.
    • Where are the commonalties/differences? Are there any surprising or different trends to note? If so briefly describe those elements.
    • Attach or post results of your history to the discussion board to share with other participants in this course. If you could not attach your class history, briefly describe your results.

Building Campus Community
  • Campus History

Prepare a brief presentation regarding a particular chapter or event in your campus history.

    • Arrange a Faculty/Staff Development presentation of your History findings with your Faculty/Staff Development office
    • Meet with faculty at your campus History department for information and guidance in preparing your presentation
    • Focus on a historical event(s) that may have some pertinence with present day events. For example, if your campus is building an addition to an existing building, how did the existing structure come into existence?