Christopher Burkett

Ashbrook Center

Dr. Christopher Burkett is an associate professor of political science at Ashland University and he is the director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program at Ashland University.

Workshops from Christopher Burkett (may vary by event location)

Using Primary Documents to Teach American History

This session will demonstrate Ashbrook’s method of using primary documents and conversational teaching methods to help high school aged children not only learn history, but love history. Textbooks too often turn the interesting stories of our past into a dry and boring tales with no meaning. Learning using primary documents brings history alive, putting students into the shoes of those who lived in the past so they can see history from a new and important perspective. Join us as we lead you through a conversation and demonstrate our method while explaining how you can use the method in your own home.