ERIC Number: ED422238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Building a World History Curriculum. A Guide to Using Themes and Selecting Content. Building of a History Curriculum Series: Guides for Implementing the History Curriculum Recommended by the Bradley Commission on History in Schools.
National Council for History Education, Inc., Westlake, OH.
This booklet is designed to help teachers at all grade levels put the recommendations of "Building a History Curriculum" into practice. The volume offers suggestions and guidelines for curriculum development in world history. The guide is divided into two parts. Part 1, "Introduction," offers: (1) "Guidelines for Planning History Instruction in Schools: Aims and Approaches"; (2) "The Basic Principles of Selection Arise from the Reasons to Study History"; (3) "Using Principles of Selection"; and (4) "Curricular Frameworks for Effective History Education K-12." Part 2, "Building a World History Curriculum," contains: (1) "World History: What Is It and Why Study It?"; (2) "Central Strands and Significant Questions to be Carried Throughout Courses and Across Grades"; (3) "Major Eras and Topics in the Chronological Narrative of World History"; (4) "Some Details of World History: People, Events, Ideas, Institutions, and Creative Works to Begin Bringing the Story of the World to Life"; (5) "Suggested Books for Teachers of World History"; and (6) "Preparing Teachers to Implement This Guide." (EH)
Descriptors: Educational Methods, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Historians, Historiography, History Instruction, Primary Sources, Social Studies, World History
National Council for History Education, Inc., 26915 Westwood Road, Suite B-2, Westlake, OH, 44145-4656; telephone: 216-835-1776.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for History Education, Inc., Westlake, OH.
Note: For another guide in this series, see ED 421 387.