Podcasting the Past
Podcasting the Past brings together Scottish history teachers with researchers and trainee teachers at the University of Glasgow. Designed to act as a point of reference for new teachers, or those coming to a particular topic for the first time, it offers c.30 minute discussions of topics in the Higher History curriculum.
Our first series is a conversation about the Higher History module USA: 1918-1968. It has six episodes covering key issues on: attitudes towards immigration in the 1920s; civil rights up to 1941; the economic crisis of 1929-33; the New Deal; the development of the Civil Rights campaign after 1945; and the effectiveness of the Civil Rights movement up to 1968. The first series is hosted by Gabrielle Starrs, a trainee teacher, and Fraser McGowan, a postgraduate researcher at the University of Glasgow. They are joined by Secondary History teachers Tim Green, Beth McIntyre, Ann McMillan and Andrew Parker, as well as Dr Mark McLay and Dr Peggy Brunache from the University of Glasgow, to discuss their experiences of teaching and researching in this area.
Listen to the podcasts here:
- Apple - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcasting-the-past/id1588235510
- Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/5aoXv9dCuu9mAK42sGsCyd
- Podbean - https://markphd.podbean.com
Watch this space for future series on other Higher History topics!
This pilot series was generously supported by the University of Glasgow's Chancellor's Fund and Knowledge Exchange Fund.
The following documents are a series of summaries of recent research relating to the key issues in the USA: 1918-1968 topic, created by postgraduate researcher Fraser McGowan.
(1) Historiographical Summary - An evaluation of the reasons for changing attitudes towards immigration in the 1920s - pdf
(2) Historiographical Summary - An evaluation of the obstacles to the achievement of civil rights for black people, up to 1941 - pdf
(3) Historiographical Summary - An evaluation of the reasons for the economic crisis of 1929-33 - pdf
(4) Historiographical Summaries - An assessment of the effectiveness of the New Deal - pdf
(5) Historiographical Summary - An evaluation of the reasons for the development of the Civil Rights campaign, after 1945 - pdf
(6) Historiographical Summary - An assessment of the effectiveness of the Civil Rights movement in meeting the needs of black Americans, up to 1968 - pdf
These notes have been created by Gabrielle Starrs, a PGDE History student, and are intended to provide some starting points to others planning to teach this topic for the first time.
- Key issue 1 - Why did attitudes towards immigration change
- Key issue 2 - Evaluation of the obstacles to the achievement of civil rights for black people up to 1941
- Key issue 3 - Evaluation of the Reasons for the Economic Crisis of 1929-1933
- Key issue 4 - Effectiveness of the New Deal
- Key issue 5 - Evaluation of the Reasons for the Development of the Civil Rights Campaign after 1945
- Key issue 6 - Assess the effectiveness of the Civil Rights movement in meeting the needs of Black Americans, up to 1968
- These resources have been created with the help of the wider Scottish teaching community, to whom we would like to say thank you.
- These resources are not aimed for classroom use, but rather as an aid for teachers in creating their own classroom materials.
- These resources have not been approved by the SQA, however, draw upon resources being used currently across Scotland’s classroom.