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You have joined H-Teach, an international electronic discussion group run by H-Net, Humanities On-Line, to provide a forum discussing teaching history and related fields at the college level. Subscription is free, and subscribers will automatically receive messages in their computer mailboxes. Messages can be saved, discarded, copied, printed out, or relayed to someone else. It is like a daily newsletter or an ongoing, moderated "roundtable" discussion.

The primary purpose of H-Teach is to enable communication about teaching approaches, methods, problems, and resources. H-Teach facilitates discussion on the wide range of policy issues involved in teaching history. H-Teach is particularly interested in methods of teaching history to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse settings. Special attention is paid to use of new technologies in and outside of the classroom. H-Teach also provides a forum for exchange of information about specific teaching tools including texts, videos, exams, and assignments.

H-Teach maintains a homepage, a searchable archive of postings and other useful resources for humanities teachers on the world wide web at


H-Teach publishes syllabi, outlines, handouts, bibliographies, guides to term papers, listings of new sources, library catalogs and archives, and reports on new software, data sets and cd-roms. H-Teach also posts announcements of conferences, fellowships, and jobs. Subscribers write in with questions, comments, and reports. H-Teach carries announcements from publishers of new books, and commissions book reviews. H-Teach actively seeks participation by textbook publishers, whose editors can join with text authors to shape the next edition of the textbook teachers will be using.


Contributions can be short questions or long documents. Please sign your name and email address to each contribution (we will add the name/address otherwise.) To send them, use one of the following:
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Documents of interest--bibliographies, book and article reviews, announcements, teaching materials, and descriptions of tools, techniques, and computer software and hardware, plus the weekly files of messages--will be made available on the H-Teach web page. Contributions
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