History Department

Sarah Drake Brown

Director of Social Studies Education and Associate Professor

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BB 219A  Phone: 765-285-8621  

Department of History
Burkhardt Building (BB), room 200
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Sarah Drake Brown is Director of History/Social Studies Education and teaches introductory teacher education courses and upper-level content methods courses in the History Department. She also works with student teachers in classrooms. A former high school teacher in Illinois, her research focuses on teaching candidates’ development of historical cognition and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in History. She is editor of Teaching History: A Journal of Methods, Vice-Chair of the National Council for History Education, and a member of the AHA’s Tuning Project.

Recent publications include:

“Bridging the Divide Between Content and Pedagogy: Reflective History Teaching” in SoTL Advocate (March 2016). With Richard Hughes.

“Teaching History in a Place with a Different History: A SoTL Study in Progress” in SoTL Advocate (May 2016). With Richard Hughes.

“Building Historical Thinking Competencies Through Image Analysis” in The Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects for English Language Learners, edited by Luciana C. de Oliveira, 19-38. Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press, 2016.

“Assessing Assessment and Clinical Experiences.” The International Journal of Social Education. 25 (2013): 47-54.

“Historical Thinking: The Highest Form of Civic Action.” History Matters! 26 (December 2013).

“A Systematic Use of Oral Histories to Promote Historical Thinking: Historical Thinking and the Iraq War.” Teaching History: A Journal of Methods (Fall 2013): 66-73.

“Preparing Effective History Teachers: The Assessment Gap.” The Journal of Social Studies Research 37 (July 2013): 167-177.

“Crossing the Educational Rubicon without the TAH: Collaboration Among University and Secondary-Level History Educators.” The History Teacher 46 (February 2013): 253-266. With Gordon Andrews and Wilson Warren.

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Department of History
Burkhardt Building (BB), room 200
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
(Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8700
Fax: 765-285-5612
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