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2nd Edition

Teaching Global History
A Social Studies Approach

ISBN 9780367024697
Published November 1, 2019 by Routledge
230 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This updated edition of Teaching Global History challenges prospective and beginning social studies teachers to formulate their own views about what is important to know in global history and why.

This essential text explains how to organize curriculum around broad social studies concepts and themes, as well as student questions about humanity, history, and the contemporary world. All chapters feature lesson ideas, a sample lesson plan with activity sheets, primary source documents, and helpful charts, graphs, photographs, and maps. This new edition includes connections to the C3 framework, updates throughout to account for the many shifts in global politics, and a new chapter connecting past to present through current events and historical studies in ways that engage students and propel civic activism.

Offering an alternative to pre-packaged textbook outlines and materials, this text is a powerful resource for promoting thoughtful reflection and debate on what the global history curriculum should be and how to teach it.

Table of Contents

Dedication  Preface  Acknowledgements  PART I Designing a Global History Curriculum  1. What is a social studies approach to global history?  2. Debating curriculum: What is important to know and why?  3. How should global history teachers address controversial or sensitive issues?  4. Why is global history usually European chronology with tangents? 5. What does a theme-based global history curriculum look like? Part 1 – BC: Before Columbus  6. What does a theme-based global history curriculum look like? Part 2 – AD: After the Deluge  PART II Debating Global History  7. Why does the grand narrative of Western Civilization play such a central role in most global history curricula?  8. If Chinese historians wrote the global history curriculum  9. Who and what gets included in history?  10. Religion in human history  11. Revolutionary movements in the 20th century  12. Teaching about the European Holocaust and genocide  13. Teaching about the Great Irish Famine  PART III Waves of Global Integration  14. Three Waves of Global Integration  15. Columbian Exchange and the Age of Colonialism (1420-1763)  16. Imperialism: The Eagle’s Talons  17. Globalization: The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse  18. Climate Change and the Anthropocene  19. Is Democracy at Risk in the 21st Century?  20. Global History Standards  References  Index

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Alan J. Singer is Professor of Secondary Education and Director of Social Studies Education in the Department of Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York and the former editor of Social Science Docket (a joint publication of the New York and New Jersey Councils for Social Studies).