Professor Crew – The Process of Historical Research

On July 30, 2009, Robinson Professor Spencer Crew met with 25 rising junior students from Annandale High School, all participating in the International Baccalaureate program, to teach them about the process of historical research. The students’ specific research topic was the Civil Rights movement in Fairfax County. Professor Crew not only discussed the research process, but also answered questions the students had about history and helped them with specific problems they faced with their research. The students’ teacher wanted the students to meet with Professor Crew to show the students that there is much more to history than just reading textbooks.

After the students met with Professor Crew, they were led on a one-hour tour of the campus by Patrick Money from Admissions.