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Writing About Plague

Students used multiple sources to draw defensible conclusions about the plague

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Curriculum Historical Thinking History Uncovering History

Using Historical Sources about the Plague

After introducing students to the historical processes around understanding plague pandemics yesterday, I guided my classes through primary sources on the Black Death in Europe and the Middle East today. This is such a work in progress that I added documents as the day went on. Like yesterday I used Slides with Pear Deck for […]

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The Evergreen Lesson, Online

Preparing to teach World History can be overwhelming, and this year’s uncertainty—for families, for schools, and for society—intensifies this. Attempting “coverage” of World History is a fool’s game in the best of times, and its impossibility is fully manifest amidst the disruption that is 2020. The evergreen lesson is simple: putting primary sources in front […]

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Curriculum Historical Thinking History

Moving from globalizing to decolonizing World History

Globalizing content, however is only one step in decolonizing world history. The next step is reframing the context for this global content.

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Curriculum Historical Thinking History

Colonial Legacies in World History Courses

A legacy course haunts contemporary World History classes.

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Curriculum E-Learning Historical Thinking

Reflections on Decolonizing Revolutions and Enlightenment in World History

A recent activity in my AP World History classes brought together the original and the current foci of this blog: online pedagogy and decolonizing history curricula. Students in my classes (54 kids), another class in my building (16) and two classes at another school in my district (47) discussed revolutions and the Enlightenment in small […]

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Playing well with others

Teacher educator Christopher Martell recently tweeted a call for collaboration: We need to build better bridges between historians and social studies teachers/teacher educators, so they know what we do. Starting this today! For the next month, I will follow a new historian each day and hopefully they will follow me back. Join me @NCSSNetwork folks! […]

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Flags

NB: this lesson is not politically correct, a phrase which I use broadly and literally. It may be illegal in some states.

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Historical Thinking History

Ideas in History

I started listening to the Head On History podcast this summer and I’m continuing to catch up with the episodes during my commute now that school has started. It’s been great for adding nuance to and correcting misperceptions of the history of Islam. I plan to suggest some episodes as supplemental resources to students in my […]

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Historical Thinking History Uncovering History

The Stenka Razin Rebellion under review

Stenka Razin Sailing in the Caspian Sea, Vasily Surikov, 1906Stepan, aka Stenka, Razin led a 17th century attack on outposts of the Russian state, and it looks different from the vantage point of Moscow or the Caspian sea.  I’m currently reading about rebels and pirates in Qing China, and Razin was both.  This “rebellion” began as maritime […]

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