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Curriculum E-Learning History

Learn Online, Think Fiveable

I am excited about my position with Fiveable, because it brings together the animating ideas from the beginning of this blog—the pedagogic possibilities presented by e-learning—with my current focus on globalizing and decolonizing World History curricula.

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Curriculum History

Erasures and Latin America in World History

As intellectuals from the Caribbean have long known, to be historical agents is a pre-condition to political autonomy and the right to determine on’s destiny. They have known that one cannot determine the course of a story that one has not helped to create; whether we have in the future of the world in which […]

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Curriculum History Lesson Plans

Teaching Race in the Early Modern Atlantic

Lesson plan introducing students to the history of racial thinking in the early modern Atlantic world and encouraging them to think critically about the constructed nature of racial ideas.

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Curriculum History Lesson Plans

Teaching Capitalism in Early Modern World History

A one to two period lesson plan that introduces World History students to a sophisticated definition of capitalism.

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Curriculum History

Decolonizing with Scissors and Tape, Part 2: the Early Modern World

The new AP World History: Modern course virtually ignores the development of capitalism and racial ideology in the early modern world. It does address global exchange, albeit in a Eurocentric frame, and the development of larger empires.

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Curriculum History

Decolonizing with scissors and tape

Cut and Paste My eight year old and I recently spent parts of a couple of summer days cutting apart the official poster and binder materials for the Course and Exam Description for the new AP World History: Modern. It was a satisfying way to work on decolonizing this course. I tweeted the process. NB: […]

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Curriculum History

Southeast Asia in World History

Considering how a Southeast Asia-centric World History course would look as an experiment in decolonization.

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Curriculum History

Decolonizing AP World History: Modern

We can decolonize AP World: Modern from within. To do so, we must reject the new Unit Guides which center the outdated Western Civ of the legacy curriculum.

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Curriculum History

It’s not AP Euro

Eurocentric World History is like scoring SAQs at home: the worst of both worlds. It combines the main disadvantages of European history—only covering part of the World—and of World History—limited time to dig into specific developments. The result is outdated version of European history narrating the history of the entire World.

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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.