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History: A way of understanding oneself

  • Podcast

Classes that are fun, flexible and filled with humility is the objective of McCallie’s History Department, say three of the school’s history teachers in the latest podcast series that examines McCallie’s academic disciplines. The podcast is part of McCallie’s Stories from the Ridge growing podcast series and can be found below or by searching for “McCallie Stories from the Ridge” on major podcast platforms.

In discussing how they teach history, the faculty members share some inside secrets: they know when students try to distract them from the subject but often go along with it only to deftly bring the discussion back on topic; they force students to think beyond “bumper sticker answers”, and they have numerous ways of encouraging deliberation rather than debate on current events.

Joining Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Sumner McCallie for the timely discussion are Department Chair Randy Odle, Dr. Duke Richey '86, and Bart Wallin '99.