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Teaching American History in a Global Context

ISBN 9780765620804
Published February 15, 2009 by Routledge

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Book Description

This comprehensive resource is an invaluable teaching aid for adding a global dimension to students' understanding of American history. It includes a wide range of materials from scholarly articles and reports to original syllabi and ready-to-use lesson plans to guide teachers in enlarging the frame of introductory American history courses to an international view.The contributors include well-known American history scholars as well as gifted classroom teachers, and the book's emphasis on immigration, race, and gender points to ways for teachers to integrate international and multicultural education, America in the World, and the World in America in their courses. The book also includes a 'Views from Abroad' section that examines problems and strategies for teaching American history to foreign audiences or recent immigrants. A comprehensive, annotated guide directs teachers to additional print and online resources.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I. Calls for Change; 1. The National Standards for History, National Center for History in the Schools; 2. The La Pietra Report: Internationalizing the Study of American History, Organization of American Historians; 3. Preparing Citizens for a Global Community, National Council for Social Studies; 4. Internationalizing Student Learning Outcomes in History, American Historical Association/American Council on Education; Part II. Widening the Horizons of American History; 5. In Pursuit of an American History, Carl N. Degler; 6. The Autonomy of American History Reconsidered, Laurence Veysey; 7. No Borders: Beyond the Nation-State, Thomas Bender; 8. Atlantic History: Definitions, Challenges, and Opportunities, Alison Games; 9. Environment, Settler Societies, and the Internationalization of American History, Ian Tyrrell; 10. American Studies in a Pacific World of Migrations, Henry Yu; 11. The African Diaspora and the Re-Mapping of U.S. History, Robin D.G. Kelley; 12. American Freedom in a Global Age, Eric Foner; Part III. Teaching American History in a Global Context; Concepts, Models, Experiences; 13. Internationalizing the U.S. Survey Course: American History for a Global Age, Carl Guarneri; 14. Continental America, 1800-1915: The View of an Historical Geographer, Donald W. Meinig; 15. International Baccalaureate History of the Americas: A Comparative Approach, Maurice Godsey; 16. Teaching the United States in World History, Peter Stearns; 17. Integrating United States and World History in the High School Curriculum, Mark Wallace; Syllabi; 18. America and the World: From the Colonial Period to 1900, Ken Cruikshank; 19. The United States in World History, Alan Dawley; 20. The United States and the World: A Globalized U.S. History Survey, Center for World History, University of California, Santa Cruz; 21. The North and South Atlantic Core, Erik Seeman; 22. Teaching Comparative U.S. and South Africa Race Relations, Derek Catsam.

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