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Waters, Stewart; Magliocca, Autumn – Social Studies, 2018
The emergence of the Times Up and the #MeToo movements has sparked a conversation in the United States uncovering the grim realities that many women face. As the focus on gender equity and power dynamics between men and women continue to garner national attention, the authors of this article were curious to see if this progress manifested itself…
Descriptors: World History, Females, Sex Fairness, Gender Issues
Zhao, Huafang; Wade, Julie – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
The Office of Shared Accountability (OSA) in Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) examined academic performance of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students in U.S. History and Modern World History courses, as well as the course sequence in ESOL U.S. History and Modern World History. In MCPS, students who are not ESOL…
Descriptors: Public Schools, United States History, Modern History, World History
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Conrad, Jenni – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2019
This empirical study uses content and frequency analysis to investigate how the Big History Project (BHP) online curriculum represents different racial and cultural groups within its units fusing science and history. The prevalence of a Western Civilizations perspective in curricula offers a challenging irony: that world history could be…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, World History, Culture
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Osborn, Daniel – Journal of International Social Studies, 2017
This research critically evaluates the depiction of Israelis and Palestinians in World History textbooks and World History teachers' instructional discourse. Employing a Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis methodology, this study offers a comparison between written narratives and spoken discourse in order to analyze the portrayals found in…
Descriptors: Jews, Arabs, World History, Textbooks
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Girard, Brian; Harris, Lauren McArthur – Educational Forum, 2013
This article addresses how we might teach for global citizenship in world history classrooms. Despite the name, secondary world history courses in the United States have not consistently focused on global interconnections, multiple perspectives, and inquiry into global issues. We explore why this might be, as well as suggest specific learning…
Descriptors: World History, Citizenship Education, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods
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Saldana, Cristobal T. – Social Education, 2012
The author started teaching world history during his first year of teaching at Harlingen High School. To be given such an assignment, because of the breadth of the course, in one's first year might be considered a great misfortune. However, looking back, the author would not have preferred it any other way. World history quickly became his…
Descriptors: World History, History Instruction, Skill Development, Teaching Experience
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Schrum, Kelly – Social Education, 2012
Teaching world history is challenging. In addition to covering the history of the world geographically and chronologically, it is difficult to find high quality, translated materials ready for classroom use. The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University offers free, online materials, including primary sources,…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, World History, History Instruction
Zhang, Xiuyuan; Patel, Priyank; Ewing, Maureen – College Board, 2015
Historically, AP Potential™ correlations and expectancy tables have been based on 10th-and 11th-grade PSAT/NMSQT® examinees and 11th-and 12th-grade AP® examinees for all subjects (Zhang, Patel, & Ewing,2014; Ewing, Camara, & Millsap, 2006; Camara & Millsap, 1998). However, a large number of students take AP European History and AP…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Scores, Prediction, European History
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Maguth, Brad M.; Tomer, Andrea; Apanius, Avery – Social Studies, 2019
This manuscript considers Berman's (1990) "Despair to Empowerment Curricular Curve" as a possible guiding curricular framework in global education. The authors describe how this curricular curve was used by teachers to enhance a seventh-grade world history unit on the Black Death to move middle-level learners away from despair and toward…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Global Education, World History, Grade 7
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Crocco, Margaret Smith – Social Studies, 2011
This article addresses the subject of teaching about women in world history in K-12 schools and in programs of social studies teacher education. It includes a review of the place of gender in teaching about world history to current and future teachers at Teachers College, Columbia University. This informal research serves as the platform for a set…
Descriptors: World History, Schools of Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Girard, Brian; Harris, Lauren McArthur – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2012
The authors present a case study of a world history teacher's mediation of her students' world historical thinking and writing through unit-level cognitive tools. They analyze both scaffolding and disciplinary tools that the teacher constructed for her students in order to improve their world historical thinking, and the degree to which the…
Descriptors: World History, History Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Case Studies
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Li, Loretta F. – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2014
This study will explore the omission of the Tower of Babel narrative from middle and secondary school world history, world studies, and world geography textbooks and will consider what might be learned from inclusion of the story in the curriculum. A total of 17 textbooks are analyzed. The Tower of Babel narrative is examined within the context of…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, High Schools, World History, History Instruction
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Marino, Michael – Social Studies, 2011
This article discusses the role that teacher educators can play in helping their students develop a fuller understanding of world history. Trends such as globalization have led to calls for increased teaching about the diverse cultures and peoples of the world. However, prospective teachers' educational backgrounds have in most cases not…
Descriptors: World History, Global Approach, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education
Harris, Lauren McArthur; Bain, Robert B. – American Educator, 2011
The authors are conducting studies to determine what knowledge world history teachers need and how they can use it to plan instruction. In this article, they report on a small but in-depth study designed to examine how four pre-service and six in-service world history teachers think about, organize, and make meaning of separate world historical…
Descriptors: World History, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Misconceptions, Teaching Skills
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Fisher, Eve – Social Education, 2012
Teaching world history presents any number of challenges. World history requires constantly shifting perspectives in order to keep students oriented in time and space while providing contemporary relevance, emphasizing themes with regularity, having a certain amount of fun, and moving at the warp speed that covering 10,000 years in 31 weeks…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, World History, History Instruction, College Faculty
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