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ERIC Number: ED523500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 208
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7656-1714-9
Teaching World History in the Twenty-First Century: A Resource Book
Roupp, Heidi, Ed.
M.E. Sharpe Inc
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, a founding member of the World History Association, who pioneered institutes for professors and teachers developing world history courses, and compiled a similar collection for teachers in the mid-1990s. This book contains seven parts. Part I, World History Teaching, contains: (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 Everdall); (3) Why I Teach World History (David Dorman); and (4) A Low-Tech Approach to Teaching World History (Or, Real Learning on the Cheap) (Suzanne Litrel). Part II, Conceptualizing the Course, contains: (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) The Twenty-first Century Classroom: Using Online Course Management Systems to Help Students Make the World's History Their Own (Michael S. Brown); (8) Understanding World History: Some Frequently Asked Questions (Thomas Mounkhall); (9) Integrating World History Themes (Morgan Falkner); and (10) Teaching the Long Nineteenth Century (1750-1914) in World History: A Document-Based Lesson and Approach (Christopher Ferraro). Part III, Teaching Basics, contains: (11) "I Can't Read This!" Critical Thinking Strategies for Teaching Analytical Comparative Essays (Davina Baird); (12) History or Hysteria: Teaching and Evaluating Discussion (Jack Betterly); (13) Discovering Global Patterns: How Student-Centered Internet Research Can Build a Genuine World History Perspective (Ryba L. Epstein); (14) Stimulating Through Simulating: Thinking Historically in the Classroom (Dave Clarke); and (15) Improving Student Writing With Annotated Rubrics (Bill Strickland). Part IV, Planning, contains: (16) The First-Year World History Teacher's Survive-and-Thrive Guide (Mike Burns); (17) Time Management and Student Ownership: How to Get Through Your Curriculum in the Time Allotted (Chris Peek and Angela Wainright); (18) Nuts and Bolts (Monty Armstrong); (19) Common Pitfalls in Teaching AP World History and How to Avoid Them (Steve Corso); and (20) Year Two: Moving from Survival to Fun (Sigrid Reynolds). Part V, Teaching Skills, contains: (21) 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); (22) Bell Ringers (Janet Martin); (23) Get 'Em Up! Kinesthetic Learning for World History on Block Schedules (Beth Williams); (24) Using Your Community in Your World History Course (Nancy Jorczak); (25) The Importance of Teaching About Religion in the Classroom (Barbara Brun-Ozuna); (26) Leaders' Forum: Learning About Leadership in World History (Steven L. Buenning); and (27) The Procession Portrayed: Using Art History in the Global Curriculum (Mary Rossabi). Part VI, Learning and Understanding, contains: (28) Fishbones and Forests: Teaching About Argumentation Using a Graphic Organizer (Maryann Brown and Marita Nicholas); (29) Listening to Students Talk About Gender in the World History Classroom (Sharon Cohen); and (30) A Week's Worth of World History Skills: A Reflection (Dale Griepenstroh). Part VII, Historiography, contains: (31) Why Historiography Belongs in the Classroom (Cristobal T. Saldana); and (32) A Basic, Briefly Annotated Bibliography for Teachers of World History (Jerry H. Bentley). An introduction by Heidi Roupp, a bibliography and an index are include
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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