This course presents an introduction to teaching history, both at Harvard and beyond. It is compulsory for first-time graduate teaching fellows in the Harvard History Department. Through practice, observation, reading, and discussion, students learn a range of techniques and styles of teaching.
As a tutor for this course, I taught two weekly two-hour sections on historical writing. I graded student papers and led peer-review discussions of student work. For my work, I received the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching.
As teaching fellow for this conference course in the History Department, I helped to design the syllabus and graded students' work, including creative and collaborative assignments. I received the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for my work in this course. This course formed the starting point for a website on the history of the United Nations, due to be launched in February 2012. The website project is sponsored by the United Nations Foundation in co-operation with the Center for History and Economics at Harvard.
As head teaching fellow, I administered the course and taught one section. This General Education course was taught for the first time in Fall 2010 so I also helped with the source pack and course website.