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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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Saldaña, Cristóbal T. – Social Education, 2013
AP World History is the ideal history course. It introduces students to 10,000 years of world history, and demands critical reading, critical writing, and critical thinking skills on the part of both the teacher and the students. It requires students to build their expertise in reading their textbook, and places demands on the teacher to assign…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, World History, High School Students, Skill Development
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Watt, Carey A. – Journal of General Education, 2012
In this article, the author investigates the role that world history might play in reshaping the liberal arts to better serve a twenty-first-century world that is increasingly interconnected, plural, and "globalized." While "Western civ" courses and perspectives are much less influential today than they were in the first seven decades of the…
Descriptors: World History, Role, Educational Change, Liberal Arts
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Harris, Lauren McArthur; Bain, Robert B. – Social Studies, 2011
This article takes up the question of world history teachers' pedagogical content knowledge by reporting on two separate but related projects. In the first, we briefly discuss an empirical investigation one of the authors conducted into the ways that pre- and in-service world history teachers think about, organize, and make meaning of separate and…
Descriptors: World History, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, History Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Harris, Lauren McArthur – Cognition and Instruction, 2012
This article explores articles from the "Journal of World History", from 1990 to 2008, to uncover conceptual devices world historians use in their work. The goal is to identify promising devices for improving world history instruction. While teaching world history is viewed as increasingly important, lack of clarity regarding course structures and…
Descriptors: World History, Historians, Expertise, Concept Formation
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Alaca, Eray; Yildirim, Tercan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
In Turkey, preservice social studies teachers take history education courses such as Revolution History and Kemalism I-II, Ancient History and Civilization, Pre-Islamic Turkish History and Culture, History of Turkish Education, History of Medieval Age, Ottoman History and Civilization I-II, New and Contemporary History, Contemporary World History,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Studies, History Instruction, Student Attitudes
Lubell, Sam; Drake, Graham; Putman, Hannah; Rickenbrode, Robert – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2017
For most Americans, the high school years played a pivotal role in shaping what they know about subjects such as U.S. history, world history, literature, geometry and biology. For many, the high school years provide one of the last opportunities to gain valuable life-enhancing insights, for example, reading a classic novel such as "To Kill a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Harris, Lauren McArthur; Wirz, Jennifer Palacios; Hinde, Elizabeth R.; Libbee, Michael – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article describes the findings of a study involving a professional development program that prepared middle school teachers to integrate content on the earliest eras of world history and world geography. In particular, this study focused on participants' (n = 37) use of geographic resources to integrate geography and history and to encourage…
Descriptors: Geography, Instruction, History Instruction, Faculty Development
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Marino, Michael; Bolgatz, Jane – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2010
Understanding world history is critical for our development as citizens in our interconnected society. Yet it is not clear that the standards for world history courses in the U.S. foster understanding of the whole world or of its history. The authors argue that the high school world history standards mapped out by various states promulgate a…
Descriptors: World History, State Standards, Global Approach, Historians
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Marino, Michael P. – History Teacher, 2011
Research about social studies textbooks overwhelmingly supports the conclusion that these books are unpopular and often the subject of intense criticisms. These criticisms concern anything ranging from the language they employ, to the way they are utilized by teachers, to the undue influence they exert on shaping and defining curriculum. This…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, World History, Textbooks, Educational Change
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Thomas, Corey; Goering, Christian Z. – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2018
This article examines and offers insights to a year of Socratic circles in the context of a world history classroom. Grounding this practice in relevant research before offering examples from the classroom and providing advice to practitioners, this discussion strategy offers an antidote to the often divisive and destructive examples of…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, World History, Reflection
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Newstreet, Carmen; Rackard, Jacqueline – Journal of International Social Studies, 2018
Study abroad is recognized as a means to teach global citizenship to students, but little empirical research exists to support the notion. This qualitative research study details how a large, urban, public high school implemented a study abroad program to enrich its Advanced Placement World History course. The diverse school collaborated with a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Study Abroad, Student Attitudes, Advanced Placement
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Kim, Geena – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2018
This study investigated students' ideas about historical significance in Korea. Using qualitative, task-based interviews, I interviewed 28 secondary students who had taken Korean and world history courses. In response to various historical contexts, these Korean students relied primarily on a schematic narrative template consisting of 'tragedy,'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, History Instruction, Asian History
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Thornton, Stephen J. – Social Studies, 2011
In the United States, survey courses in world history have been staples of school programs for almost a century. But no consensus has emerged on the exact goals toward which these courses should be directed. Nor is there agreement on what topics to include or in what order topics should be studied. This article introduces some of the reasons for…
Descriptors: World History, Introductory Courses, Definitions, Conflict
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Pagnotti, John; Russell, William B., III – History Teacher, 2012
In a typical high school World History course, the teacher must teach thousands of years of human history in one year, thus making it the most comprehensive history course offered in school. Given the extended content requirements in a World History course, individual topics are given little time before the class must "move on" to the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, World History
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