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  • 1.  World History Cohort for HS Teachers: Book/Article Suggestions

    Posted 09-22-2019 10:05:00 AM
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    Hello everyone,

    This year I am leading a cohort of 15- 20 teachers dedicated to the teaching and learning of World History.  The experiences include 3 face-face workshops, 2 digital based events, and 2 field tests/classroom innovations.

    VA World History standards for the 1500 - present survey course is Euro-centric with just 3 of the 15 standards dedicated to non-western societies (see attached).  Part of the cohort's learning will include readings on broadening that perspective.  I am considering excerpts from these books (below) and would appreciate any additional suggestions for videos, podcasts, and texts that do the same.  

    Thank you,

    The Great Divergence - Pomeranz 
    The Human Web - McNeil and McNeil
    Maps of Time - Christian
    ReOrient - Gunder-Frank
    The Silk Roads - Frankopan

    Craig Perrier
    Fairfax County Public Schools
    High School History and Social Sciences Specialist

  • 2.  RE: World History Cohort for HS Teachers: Book/Article Suggestions

    Posted 09-27-2019 04:36:00 PM
    This summer I read the new edition of Robert Marks's Origins of the Modern World. I think some excerpts would be very useful for demonstrating how the global economy was centered in Asia until c. 1800. I recommend Burton's Trouble with Empire might as well.

    Bram Hubbell's blog Liberating Narratives has a lot of relevant material that could spark fruitful conversations. I have done workshops on globalizing high school world history and some of those resources might be valuable as well.

    Eric Beckman
    Anoka High School
    Saint Paul MN