Joseph R. Accinno Teaching Award Recipient 2006-07

Dr. Margaret ManchesterMargaret Manchester


“I have three basic beliefs about the teaching of history. I believe in active learning, studying about history must have relevance for students, and good teaching means helping students to develop skills such as being able to read critically, analyze carefully, and articulate one’s ideas clearly both verbally and in writing. Students learn by doing. In history, this means that students must wrestle with the problems of history, understanding not only the facts and personalities involved, but also the underlying causes, interrelationships, and influences. We cannot understand ourselves and our society unless we come to terms with our past; certainly it’s the best hope for the future.”