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ERIC Number: EJ824477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2745
Treating Globalization in History Surveys
Stearns, Peter N.
History Teacher, v36 n2 p153-160 Feb 2003
Globalization provides history teachers with an opportunity to link past to present in new ways and to test historical thinking. This is particularly true in world history surveys, but has relevance to Western civilization or United States history surveys as well. For globalization in turn, the historical perspective offers opportunities for more precise measurements of change and complexity and for comparative treatment of diversities in response. The historical perspective also facilitates discussion of the human agency involved. In this article, the author discusses several vantage points through which globalization can usefully be approached in historical thinking and teaching. These are: (1) sorting out the unevenness of globalization as a process; (2) discussing timing and precedent; and (3) assessing the diversity of reactions. (Contains 14 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States