Teaching History Online – HIST 820

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

Doctoral analysis and pedagogy of using primary sources, historical scholarship, and digital resources in classroom and other educational settings. Emphasis is placed on online teaching.


Enrollment in the Ph. D. in History


Doctoral analysis and pedagogy of using primary sources, historical scholarship, and digital resources in classroom and other educational settings.  Emphasis is placed on online teaching.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Recognize and employ the various steps in online course development
  2. Develop/revise a philosophy of teaching.
  3. Practice delivering lessons/lectures in a variety of settings.
  4. Compare differing interpretations of the Christian worldview and their application in the classroom.
  5.  Create a history course, or part thereof, in an online format.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Length of original post and replies vary depending on the specifics of each assignment. Please see the instructions for more detail.

Worldview Blog, 2 Parts

The blog will provide our class with an extended collaborative learning opportunity. The student will create several posts throughout the duration of the course and make several response posts to the blogs of other classmates.  The purpose of this assignment is to interact with the course material of the integration of biblical worldview with online pedagogy throughout the extent of the course. Please see the instructions for detail on length and content of posts.

Book Review

The student will write a 700-800 book review on Wisdom’s Workshop by James Axtell in current Turabian format. The student will only use the assigned book for this assignment.

Course Map

This assignment is designed to help the student plan and organize for the Final Course Project. Using the template provided, the student will provide preliminary information for the final course to be designed by the end of the term.  These materials will include a course title, learning outcomes for the entire course, a basic module outline of the course, and preliminary textbooks/course material.  You will be allowed to modify these later, but you should begin thinking about them and compiling them now.

Lecture Critique Response

Using student and instructor responses in Discussion Board Forum 2, students will write a 1-2 page paper in which they reflect upon these comments, considering the pros and cons of suggestions and the intricacies of lecture design.

Transcript Assessment

Using the template provided, LU’s course catalog, and the student’s own previous graduate transcript, each student will complete his or her own transcript assessment and determine which courses they are qualified to teach.

Syllabus Assignments (2)

Students will complete 2 syllabi for the same sample course. One of these is for a residential class and the other is for an online class. The online syllabus should be for the sample online class you are making for this course and you should utilize the material you already have from the Course Map assignment.

Final Course Project

Using the template provided, students will create a full sample 8 week online course.  They should utilize the material from the Course Map assignment and the online syllabus assignment.  In addition, to the material from these assignments, the final course will also need objectives for each module and assignments/assignment instructions for each each module.