What is a Symbol?
A symbol can be any object, character, color, or even shape that represents an abstract concept without explanatory text. But wait, there's more!
Musical Myth-Busting: Teaching Music History with JSTOR Daily
Harnessing the power of quirk to engage students and inspire research in an online learning environment.
Teaching Comics: A Syllabus
So you want to teach The Sandman? Or William Blake? Or Art Spiegelman’s Maus? A guide to using comics and graphic novels in the classroom.
Teaching U.S. History with JSTOR Daily
A survey course may be the only college-level history course a student takes. Here's an easy way to incorporate fascinating scholarship.
Did Communists Really Infiltrate American Schools?
Fears that teachers were indoctrinating kids were rampant in the 1950s. But the reality was more complicated.
Are Students Just Telling Us What We Want to Hear?
Students tend to fill out end-of-year evaluations so as to describe a “narrative of progress.” For teachers, this is fast food of the mind.
How to Teach with JSTOR Text Analyzer
JSTOR Text Analyzer provides students with an additional resource for finding scholarly material.
Leonard Bernstein, Teacher
Leonard Bernstein was a famous composer, conductor, and pianist. But by some accounts, his favorite accomplishment was teaching children about music.
What Should Schools Teach?
American schools produce graduates that have learned to memorize facts, but lack direction in ethics, social skills, adaptability, or knowing how to be happy.
According to one scholar, we're inundated with ways to pursue pleasure, which we conflate with happiness, to our own detriment.