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The New World History: A Teacher's Companion (Compass Series)

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The New World History is a comprehensive volume to help instructors prepare for the challenge of teaching the world history survey. As more and more schools add the course to their curriculum, the need for a collection of writings on teaching issues becomes more apparent. With more than 50 articles by 51 scholars and experienced instructors, this topical reader will prove a valuable resource for both new and seasoned teachers. The editor, a leading voice for advancing the world history curriculum, has organized the articles into 11 pedagogically oriented chapters on topics such as arguments for and against teaching world history and the place of gender issues in world history. Each chapter includes approximately 5 articles; chapters open a brief introduction and an outline of ongoing discussions among historians. An overview of the history of the course in this country, along with a review of the debates that surround it, appears in an introduction that sets the stage for the articles that follow. Annotated bibliographies follow the selections to help foster ideas for further research.

About the Author

ROSS E. DUNN is professor of history at San Diego State University. He has served as president of the World History Association and is the director of World History Projects at the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written books and articles on North African, Islamic, and world history, including The Adventures of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century (1987) and is senior author of Links Across Time and Place, a world history textbook for high school students. As the historian who outlined teaching goals for world history in high schools, Dunn was at the center of the culture wars debate with his work on the National Standards for World History (1994). He and coauthors Gary B. Nash and Charlotte Crabtree wrote about their experiences with the standards in History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past (1997).

Table of Contents

  Preface

    

  Introduction

  World History after World War II

  Search for Alternatives to the Western Civ Model

  Toward a New World History

    

PART ONE: WORLD HISTORY TEACHING OVER TIME

    William O. Swinton, Outlines of General History

    Lawrence W. Levine, Looking Eastward: The Career of Western Civ

    Harry J. Carman, The Columbia Course in Contemporary Civilization

    Gilbert Allardyce, Toward World History: American Historians and the Coming of the World History Course

    Craig A. Lockard, The Contributions of Philip Curtin and the "Wisconsin School" to the Study and Promotion of Comparative World History

    Selected Bibliography

    

PART TWO: THREE ARGUMENTS FOR TEACHING WORLD HISTORY - AND TWO REMONSTRATIONS

    L. S. Stavrianos, The Teaching of World History

    William H. McNeill, Beyond Western Civilization: Rebuilding the Survey

    Marilyn Robinson Waldman, The Meandering Mainstream: Reimagining World History

    J. H. Hexter, Introductory College Course in Non-American History: An Ethnocentric View

    Jacob Neusner, It Is Time to Stop Apologizing for Western Civilization and to Start Analyzing Why It Defines World Culture

    Selected Bibliography

    

PART THREE: REDEFINING WORLD HISTORY: SOME KEY STATEMENTS

    Marshall G. S. Hodgson, Hemispheric Interregional History as an Approach to World History

    Geoffrey Barraclough, The Prospects of World History

    Eric R. Wolf, Connections in History

    Philip D. Curtin, Depth, Span, and Relevance

    William H. McNeill, The Changing Shape of World History

    Selected Bibliography

    

PART FOUR: INTERREGIONAL AND SUPERREGIONAL HISTORY

    Edmund Burke III, Marshall G. S. Hodgson and the Hemispheric Interregional Approach to World History

    Lynda Shaffer, Southernization

    John Obert Voll, "Southernization" as a Construct in Post-Civilization Narrative

    David Christian, Inner Eurasia as a Unit of World History

    Patrick Manning, Migrations of Africans to the Americas: The Impact on Africans, Africa, and the New World

    Selected Bibliography

    

PART FIVE: WORLD SYSTEMS AND WORLD HISTORY

    Craig A. Lockard, Global History, Modernization and the World System Approach: A Critique

    Immanuel Wallerstein, World-Systems Analysis: Five Questions in Search of a New Consensus

    Fernand Braudel, Economies in Space: The World Economies

    Andre Gunder Frank, A Plea for World System History

    John Obert Voll, Islam as a Special World System

    Selected Bibliography

    

PART SIX: TEACHING REGIONS AND CIVILIZATION IN GLOBAL CONTEXT

    Julia Clancy-Smith, The Middle East in World History

    William F. Sater, Joining the Mainstream: Integrating Latin America into the Teaching of World History

    John F. Richards, Early Modern India in World History

    Tara Sethia, Teaching India in a World History Survey

    Donald Johnson, The American Educational Tradition: Hostile to a Humanistic World History?

    Martin W. Lewis and Karen E. Wigen, Geography in the Historical Imagination

    Selected Bibliography

    

PART SEVEN: PERIODIZING WORLD HISTORY

    Peter N. Stearns, Periodization in World History: Identifying the Big Changes

    Jerry H. Bentley, Cross-Cultural Interactions and Periodization in World History

    William A. Green, Periodizing World History

    National Center for History in the Schools, World History Standards for Grades 5-12

    Selected Bibliography

    

PART EIGHT: COMPARISONS AND THEMES

    Michael Adas, Global and Comparative History

    Philip D. Curtin, The Comparative World History Approach

    Helen Wheatley, The World and the Northwest: The Fur Trade, Regional History, and World History: An Essay Celebrating the Teaching Scholarship of Philip Curtin

    Steve Gosch, Cross-Cultural Trade as a Framework for Teaching World History: Concepts and Applications

    Davis R. Smith, Teaching Religions in the Medieval Period

    Selected Bibliography

    

PART NINE: GENDER IN WORLD HISTORY

    Ida Bloom, World History as Gender History: The Case of the Nation State

    Judith P. Zinsser, Technology and History: The Women's Perspective: A Case Study in Gendered Definitions

    Sarah S. Hughes, Gender at the Base of World History

    Judith P. Zinsser, And Now for Something Completely Different: Gendering the World History Survey

    Selected Bibliography

    

PART TEN: CONSTRUCTING WORLD HISTORY PROGRAMS AND CURRICULA

    George E. Brooks, An Undergraduate World History Curriculum for the Twenty-First Century

    Thomas W. Davis, Starting from Scratch: Shifting from Western Civ to World History

    John Rothney, Developing the Twentieth-Century World History Course: A Case Study at Ohio State

    Michael F. Doyle, "Hisperanto": Western Civilization in the Global Curriculum

    Edmund Burke III and Ross E. Dunn, Michael Doyle's Views on Western Civ: A Comment and Counterproposal

    Jerry H. Bentley, Graduate Education and Research in World History

    Philip D. Curtin, Graduate Teaching in World History

    Patrick Manning, Doctoral Training in World History: The Northeastern University Experience

    Selected Bibliography

    

PART ELEVEN: THE FUTURE OF WORLD HISTORY

    Jerry H. Bentley, New Directions

    Michaels Geyer and Charles Bright, World History in a Global Age

    David Christian, The Case for "Big History"

    Jared Diamond, The Future of Human History as a Science

    Selected Bibliography

    

  Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312183271
Subtitle:
A Teacher's Companion
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Editor:
Dunn, Ross E.
Author:
Dunn, Ross E.
Location:
Boston
Subject:
History
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
History -- Study and teaching.
Subject:
Education-Teaching Social Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Bedford Readers
Publication Date:
19991210
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
596
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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