1st Edition

Inquiry-Based Lessons in World History Global Expansion to the Post-9/11 World (Vol. 2, Grades 7-10)

By Jana Kirchner, Andrew McMichael Copyright 2019
    268 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Spanning the time period from 750 CE to the present day, Inquiry-Based Lessons in World History (Vol. 2) focuses on creating global connections between people and places using primary sources in standards-based lessons. With sections on the world in transition, the era of revolutions, imperialism and global war, and the modern world, this book provides teachers with inquiry-based, ready-to-use lessons that can be adapted to any classroom and that encourage students to take part in the learning process by reading and thinking like historians. Each section contains chapters that correspond to the scope and sequence of most world history textbooks. Each inquiry lesson begins with an essential question and connections to content and literacy standards, followed by primary source excerpts or links to those sources. Lessons include step-by-step directions, incorporate a variety of literacy strategies, and require students to make a hypothesis using evidence from the texts they have read.

    Grades 7-10

    Introduction Introductory Lesson Part I: The World In Transition: 750–1500 Chapter 1 Kingdoms Of Asia And Africa Chapter 2 Kingdoms Of Europe Chapter 3 Civilizations In The Americas Chapter 4 Global Exploration And Expansion Part II: An Era Of Revolutions: 1500–1860 Chapter 5 Renaissance And Reformation In Europe Chapter 6 Empires In Transition Chapter 7 A Revolution Of Ideas Chapter 8 Economic And Political Revolutions Part III: Imperialism And Global War: 1860–1945 Chapter 9 The Rise Of Imperialism And Industrialism Chapter 10 World War I And The Russian Revolution Chapter 11 Economic And Political Crises Chapter 12 World War II And Aftermath Part Iv: The Modern World: 1945–Present Chapter 13 The Cold War Chapter 14 The Struggle For Political And Human Rights Chapter 15 The Post-9/11 World References Student Handout Resources About The Authors Common Core State Standards Alignment


    Jana Kirchner, Ph.D., is an educator with 30 years of experience. She has served as a school district instructional supervisor, an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University, a social studies consultant, and a high school social studies and English teacher. She earned her Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Louisville. Kirchner coauthored Inquiry-Based Lessons in World History, vols. 1 & 2 and Inquiry-Based Lessons in U.S. History: Decoding the Past with Andrew McMichael and Parenting Gifted Children 101 with Tracy Inman. She provides professional development on social studies strategies and inquiry topics with JK Consulting (janakirchner.com). 

    Andrew McMichael, Ph.D., is the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and a professor of history at Auburn University at Montgomery.