Featured Essays

Flaherty, Colleen. "Scaling Up High-Impact Instruction.Inside Higher Ed, September 28, 2016.

Bowen, José. "Reacting to the Past Will Revive your Teaching." Teaching Naked Blog, July 15, 2016.

Greenbaum, Daniella J. "How to Think About the Past." Commentary, June 23, 2016.

Karabin, Sherry. "Reenacting the Past: Student Role-Playing Make Major Historical Events Come Alive in the Classroom. " Barnard Magazine, Fall 2015, 24-27.

O'Sullivan, Anna. "Leading American History Blog Features Prof. Mark Carnes' Innovative Teaching Techniques." Barnard News, September 15, 2015.

Watson, Keri. "There's a Game for That: Teaching Art History with 'Reacting to the Past'.Art History Teaching Resources, April 17, 2015.

"Five Points on Change in the College Classroom.Ed Policy Group, December 9, 2014. 

Carnes, Mark C. "From Plato to Erikson: How the War on 'Bad Play' Has Impoverished Higher Education." Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, November 21, 2014.

Carnes, Mark C. "Role Immersion Games in the Higher Ed Classroom [Podcast].Teaching in Higher Ed, October 30, 2014.

Carnes, Mark C. "Plato's War on Play." Chronicle of Higher Education, September 29, 2014.

Lang, James. "Stop Blaming Students for Your Listless Classroom: How the Use of Games as a Teaching Methodology Has the Potential to Break the Long History of Student Disengagement in College Learning." (Part 3) The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 29, 2014.

Lang, James. "How Students Learn from Games: In the Second of a Three-Part Series, a Professor Looks at the Use of Simulation Games in the Classroom." (Part 2) The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 25, 2014.

Lang, James. "Being in Nehru for 2 Days: In the First of a Three-Part Series, a Professor Looks at the Use of Simulation Games in the Classroom." (Part 1) The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 21, 2014.

Schaller, Peggy. "Can (Role-) Playing the French Revolution En Français Also Teach the Eighteenth Century?" Digital Defoe, Fall, 2014.

Carnes, Mark C. "Setting Students' Minds on Fire." Chronicle of Higher Education, March 6, 2011.

Houle, Amanda. "Listening to Students: Reacting to 'Reacting'." Change magazine, July/August 2006.

Carnes, Mark C. "Inciting Speech." Change magazine, March/April 2005.
**Winner of the 2005 William Gilbert Award (AHA) for the best article on teaching history**

"Making the Past Come Alive."  Letters to the Editor by Frank G. Kirkpatrick and Larry Carver in response to Mark Carnes' article in the Chronicle Review, November 12, 2004.

Carnes, Mark C. "Being There: The Liminal Classroom."  Chronicle Review, October 8, 2004.