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Teaching Global History

A Social Studies Approach, 2nd Edition

By Alan J. Singer


248 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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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 about 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 about the past and present? 3. How should global history teachers address controversial or sensitive issues? 4. Why is Global History too often taught using a 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. What would Global History look like if it were written from a Chinese perspective? 9. Who and what gets included in history and where are the women? 10. How should we teach about religion? 11. Why Revolution? 12. Are there multiple perspectives on the European Holocaust and genocide? 13. Teaching 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: What does the future hold? 19. Is Democracy at Risk in the 21st Century? 20. Global History Standards References Index

About the Author

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).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Social Science