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This practical handbook is designed to help anyone who is preparing to teach a world history course-or wants to teach it better. It opens with Peter Stearns's essay "Where Did World History Come From?" and closes with Jerry Bentley's annotated bibliographic guide to the essential content knowledge for teaching world history. In between, contributors offer conceptual approaches to the subject and practical steps to design a successful course.

These core chapters are written by experienced teachers who have shaped the world history courses currently taught in secondary schools and colleges across the country. They feature new approaches to the subject as well as classroom-tested practices that have markedly improved world history teaching.

The book was assembled and edited by Heidi Roupp, the editor of the acclaimed Teaching World History: A Recourse Book (978 0-56524-419-3), a founding member of the World History Association, who pioneered institutes for professors and teachers developing world history courses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765617156
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Series: Sources and Studies in World History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 193
  • Sales rank: 236,656
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Introduction Heidi Roupp

I World History Teaching

1 Where Did World History Come From? The Origins of a Vital Subdiscipline Peter N. Stearns

2 What Sixth Graders Can Teach You About World History William Everdell

3 Why I Teach World History David Dorman

4 A Low-Tech Approach to Teaching World History (Or, Real Learning on the Cheap) Sue Litrel

II Conceptualizing the Course

5 The Human Web William McNeill

6 Conversations Between Past and Present: Thoughts on Teaching Current Events in a World History Classroom Tom Laichas

7 Using Your Community in Your World History Course Nancy Jorczak

8 The Twenty-first Century Classroom: Using Online Course Management Systems to Help Students Make the World's History Their Own Michael S. Brown

9 Understanding World History: Some Frequently Asked Questions Thomas Mounkhall

10 Integrating World History Themes Morgan Falkner

11 Teaching the Long Nineteenth Century (1750-1914) in World History: A Document Based Lesson and Approach Christopher Ferraro

III Teaching Basics

12 "I Can't Read This!" Critical Thinking Strategies for Teaching Analytical Comparative Essays Davina Baird

13 History or Hysteria: Teaching and Evaluating Discussion Jack Betterly

14 Discovering Global Patterns: How Student-Centered Internet Research Can Build a Genuine World History Perspective Ryba L. Epstein

15 Stimulating Through Simulating: Thinking Historically in the Classroom Dave Clarke

16 Improving Student Writing With Annotated Rubrics Bill Strickland

IV Planning

17 The First-Year World History Teacher's Survive-and-Thrive Guide Mike Burns

18 Time Management and Student Ownership:How to Get Through Your Curriculum in the Time Allotted Chris Peek Angela Wainright

19 Nuts and Bolts Monty Armstrong

20 Common Pitfalls in Teaching AP World History and How to Avoid Them Steve Corso

21 Year Two: Moving from Survival to Fun Sigrid Reynolds

V Teaching Skills

22 What Should Happen on the First Day in a World History Class? What Do You Want to Do and How Do You Want to Accomplish It? Helen Grady

23 Bell Ringers Janet Martin

24 Get 'Em Up! Kinesthetic Learning for World History on Block Schedules Beth Williams

25 Diversity Is the Spice of World History Teaching Nancy Jorczak

26 The Importance of Teaching About Religion in the Classroom Barbara Ozuna

27 Leaders' Forum: Learning About Leadership in World History Steven L. Buenning

28 The Procession Portrayed: Using Art History in the Global Curriculum Mary Rossabi

VI Learning and Understanding

29 Fishbones, Education, Forests, and Learning: Teaching About Point-of-View Using a Graphic Organizer Maryann Brown Marita Nicholas

30 Listening to Students Talk About Gender in the World History Classroom Sharon Cohen

31 A Week's Worth of World History Skills: A Reflection Dale Griepenstroh

VII Historiography

32 Why Historiography Belongs in the Classroom Cristobal T. Saldana

33 A Basic, Briefly Annotated Bibliography for Teachers of World History Jerry Bentley

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