Sarah Drake Brown
Associate Professor of History
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, Chair of the National Council for History Education, and a member of the AHA’s Tuning Project.
Recent publications include:
"Assessing While Learning: Teacher Candidates in the History Classroom." Social Studies Education Review 7, no. 3 (2018): 22-41.
“'It’s Not Something We Thought About': Teachers’ Use of Historiography and Narratives.” Social Studies Research & Practice 13, no. 1 (2018): 16-30. With Richard Hughes.
“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.