Resources for Students & Teachers

WHAGSC and Graduate Students

The WHA Graduate Student Coalition sponsors and organizes numerous events and opportunities for graduate student participation in the conference. Visit the WHAGSC website for more information on this vibrant group of students and the programs they offer. Below are a few highlights from this year's conference in San Diego.

Thursday, November 2, 1:30-4:30pm (St. Tropez)
"Improving the Research Experience: A Workshop for Graduate Students in Western American History" (Admission by advance application only--see call for applications here)

Thursday, November 2, 3:00-4:30pm (Marbella)
"Navigating the HIstorical Profession: Applications, CVs, and Interviews"

Thursday, November 2, 6:30-7:30pm (Las Palmas)
"WHA Graduate Student Caucus Meeting" (all graduate student members invited)

Thursday, November 2, 7:30-9:00pm (Las Palmas)
"WHA Graduate Student Reception"

Friday, November 3, 8:30-10:00am (Riviera)
"Lightning Rounds: Condensed Doctoral Research Presentations"

Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available at the conference through the University of Notre Dame. Registration materials will be available at the WHA information desk. CEUs are $25 per day. Scholarships are available for those teaching at under-resourced schools. For more information, please contact Brian Collier ( or 574-631-1637)

Take a Historian to SchoolThe Teaching & Public Education committee partners historians with schools to build bridges between K-12 teachers and university educators. This year, the Teaching & Public Education Committee is pleased to feature the following partnerships:

  • Michael Gonzalez, University of San Diego visited La Jolla Country Day School
  • Debbie Kang, California State University San Marcos visited Francis Parker Upper School
  • Molly McClain, University of San Diego visited Pacific Ridge School
  • Kelli McCoy, Point Loma Nazarene University visited High Tech High School
  • John Putman, San Diego State University visited Saint Augustine High School

Congrats to the 2017 Award Recipients! The Charles Redd Center Teaching Western History Award recognizes teachers who instruct on the North American West. The 2017 award recipients include the following individuals. Click on their unit plan to learn more.

Liam Concannon (Saint Martin de Porres Academy, New Haven CT), “Nipo Strongheart and the Influence of Media” (View Power Point) 

Kelly Griffith (Guadalupe Regional Middle School, Brownsville, TX), "Clashing and Mingling: One City, Many Cultures” (View Power Point)

Porsia Tunzi (La Reina High School and Middle Schoo, Thousand Oaks, CA), “Homeboy Industries: A Path to Rehabilitation in Los Angeles” 

Helen M. Vassilou (Adena Elementary School, West Chester Township, OH), "Analyzing the History of Immigration in America: Reflections of New Immigrants in American Schools” 

Sponsors and Partners

The WHA is hosted on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and benefits from the generous support of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Western History Association | University of Nebraska at Omaha | Department of History | 6001 Dodge Street | Omaha, NE 68182 | 

| (402) 554-5999 |

The Western History Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.