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ERIC Number: ED523498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 352
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7656-2079-8
Teaching American History in a Global Context
Guarneri; Carl, Ed.; Davis, James, Ed.
M.E. Sharpe Inc
This comprehensive resource is an invaluable aid for adding a global dimension to students' understanding of American history. It includes a wide range of materials from scholarly articles and reports to original syllabi and ready-to-use lesson plans to guide teachers in enlarging the frame of introductory American history courses to an international view. The contributors include well-known American history scholars as well as ordinary classroom teachers, and the book's emphasis on immigration, race, and gender points to ways for teachers to integrate international and multicultural education, America in the World, and the World in America in their courses. The book also includes a "Views from Abroad" section that examines problems and strategies for teaching American history to foreign audiences or recent immigrants. A comprehensive, annotated guide directs teachers to additional print and online resources. This book contains five parts. Part I, Calls for Change, contains: (1) The National Standards for History, National Center for History in the Schools; (2) The La Pietra Report: Internationalizing the Study of American History, "Organization of American Historians"; (3) Preparing Citizens for a Global Community, National Council for Social Studies; and (4) Internationalizing Student Learning Outcomes in History, American Historical Association/American Council on Education. Part II, Widening the Horizons of American History, contains: (5) In Pursuit of an American History (Carl N. Degler); (6) The Autonomy of American History Reconsidered (Laurence Veysey); (7) No Borders: Beyond the Nation-State (Thomas Bender); (8) Atlantic History: Definitions, Challenges, and Opportunities (Alison Games); (9) Environment, Settler Societies, and the Internationalization of American History (Ian Tyrrell); (10) American Studies in a Pacific World of Migrations (Henry Yu); (11) The African Diaspora and the Re-Mapping of U.S. History (Robin D.G. Kelley); and (12) American Freedom in a Global Age (Eric Foner). Part III, Teaching American History in a Global Context Concepts, Models, Experiences, contains: (13) Internationalizing the U.S. Survey Course: American History for a Global Age (Carl Guarneri); (14) Continental America, 1800-1915: The View of an Historical Geographer (Donald W. Meinig); (15) International Baccalaureate History of the Americas: A Comparative Approach (Maurice Godsey); (16) Teaching the United States in World History (Peter Stearns); and (17) Integrating United States and World History in the High School Curriculum (Mark Wallace). Syllabi includes: (18) America and the World: From the Colonial Period to 1900 (Ken Cruikshank); (19) The United States in World History (Alan Dawley); (20) The United States and the World: A Globalized U.S. History Survey, Center for World History, University of California, Santa Cruz; (21) The North and South Atlantic Core (Erik Seeman); and (22) Teaching Comparative U.S. and South Africa Race Relations (Derek Catsam). Topics and Strategies contains: (23) Internationalizing Three Topics in the U.S. History Survey Course (Thomas Osborne); (24) America on the World Stage, OAH Magazine of History; (25) AP Central Articles on Internationalized U.S. History, The College Board; (26) Teaching Gender Relations in Settler Societies: The United States and Australia (M. Alison Kibler); (27) Sisters of Suffrage: British and American Women Fight for the Vote (Barbara Winslow); (28) From Immigration to Migration Systems: New Concepts in Migration History (Dirk Hoerder); (29) Rethinking Themes for Teaching the Era of the Cold War (Norman L. and Emily S. Rosenberg); and (30) A World to Win: The International Dimension of the Black Freedom Movement (Kevin Gaines). Lesson Plans includes: (31) EDSITEment Lesson Plans, National Endowment for the Humanities; (32) Spanish Colonization of New Spain: Benevolent? Malevolent? Indifferent? (Melinda K. Blade); (33) Disease in the Atlantic World, 1492-1900 (Karen E. Carter); (34) Witches in the Atlantic World (Elaine Breslaw); (35) New York was Always a Global City: The Impact of World Trade on Seventeenth Century New Amsterdam (Dennis J. Maika); (36) The Code Noir : North American Slavery in Comparative Perspective (Kevin Arlyck); (37) Indian Removal: Manifest Destiny or Hypocrisy? (David L. Ghere); (38) Mexico's Loss of Land: Perspectives from Mexico and the U.S., Resource Center of the Americas; (39) Comparing the Emancipation Proclamation and the Russian Emancipation Manifesto (Clair W. Keller); (40) Italians Around the World: Teaching Italian Migration from a Transnational Perspective (Dennis J. Townsend); (41) Eleanor Roosevelt and the Declaration of Human Rights: A Simulation Activity (Sally Gilbert and Kathy Schollenberger); (42) Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam" (Erin Cook and Stan Pesick); (43) Comparing U.S. and Vietnamese Textbooks on the Vietnam War (John J. DeRose); (44) Borderlands, Diasporas, and Transnational Crossings: Teaching LGBT Latina and Latino Histories (Horacio N. Rocque Ramirez); (45) America Held Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979-1981 and U.S.-Iranian Relations (Lawrence A. Wolf); and (46) Cultural Aspects of American Relations with the Middle East (Paul R. Frazier). Part IV, Views from Abroad, contains: (47) American History Lessons Around the World (Brett Berliner); (48) "And We Burned Down the White House, Too": American History, Canadian Undergraduates, and Nationalism (James Tagg); and (49) Being the "Other": Teaching U.S. History as a Fulbright Professor in Egypt (Maureen A. Flanagan). Part V, Additional Resources, contains: (50) Additional Resources to Support Teaching U.S. History in a Global Context (Carl Guarneri and James Davis). An index is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Advanced Placement Examinations (CEEB)