More than a Feeling: Promoting Historical Empathy as a High Impact Practice

Student demonstration of historical empathy involves 1) identifying the historical context of sources, 2) examining documents for the perspectives of historical figures, and 3) making affective connections to content. Using documents from the instructional unit "The Elizabeth Jennings Project," which is about antebellum civil rights activist Elizabeth Jennings, this session focuses on strategies that can promote historical empathy as a high impact practice in undergraduate history, humanities, and social science courses.

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3:00pm to 3:50pm

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