A Primer for Teaching World History: Ten Design Principles

A Primer for Teaching World History: Ten Design Principles

By: Antoinette Burton (author)Paperback

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A Primer for Teaching World History is a guide for college and high school teachers who are designing an introductory-level world history syllabus for the first time, for those who already teach world history and are seeking new ideas or approaches, and for those who train future teachers to prepare any history course with a global or transnational focus. Drawing on her own classroom practices, as well as her career as a historian, Antoinette Burton offers a set of principles to help instructors think about how to design their courses with specific goals in mind, whatever those may be. She encourages teachers to envision the world history syllabus as having an architecture: a fundamental, underlying structure or interpretive focus that runs throughout the course, shaping students' experiences, offering pathways in and out of "the global," and reflecting the teacher's convictions about the world and the work of history.

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Antoinette Burton is Professor of History and Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has written and edited many books, including Empire in Question: Reading, Writing, and Teaching British Imperialism; The Postcolonial Careers of Santha Rama Rau; Archive Stories: Facts, Fictions, and the Writing of History; and After the Imperial Turn: Thinking with and through the Nation, all also published by Duke University Press.


Acknowledgments vii How to Make Use of This Book ix Introduction. Why Design? Thinking through World History 101 1 Part I. Laying Foundations 11 1. Timing: When to Start 13 2. Centering Connectivity 25 3. How to Do More than "Include Women" 37 4. World History from Below 49 Part II. Devising Strategies 61 5. The Event as a Teaching Tool 63 6. Genealogy as a Teaching Tool 73 7. Empire as a Teaching Tool 83 Part III. Teaching Technologies 8. Teaching "Digital Natives" 95 9. Global Archive Stories 107 10. Testing (for) the Global 117 Epilogue. Never Done 127 Notes 131 Selected Bibliography 141 Index 149

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  • publication date: 20/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780822351887
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780822351887
  • weight: 254
  • ISBN10: 0822351889

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