Teaching the Big Class
First Edition   ©2011

Teaching the Big Class

Advice from a History Colleague

David Vaught (Texas A & M)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-57145-3; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-57145-0; Format: Paper Text, 128 pages

Teaching the Big Class is a practical guide for history instructors at large universities. Drawing on his extensive teaching and mentoring experience, David Vaught provides reliable, “in the trenches” advice on the potentially daunting challenge of teaching large lecture courses. In an engaging and personal style, Vaught speaks colleague to colleague about preparing syllabi, selecting readings, drafting and delivering lectures, incorporating technology, conducting writing, reading, and note-taking workshops, developing discussion strategies, and working with (or without) teaching assistants.