Major Teaching ResourcesCurricula
World History For Us All - "A powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools. World History for Us All is a national collaboration of K-12 teachers, collegiate instructors, and educational technology specialists. It is a project of San Diego State University in cooperation with the National Center for History in the Schools at UCLA." Bridging World History - "Professional development and classroom materials to support the study of world history. Bridging World History is organized into 26 thematic units along a chronological thread. Materials include videos, an audio glossary and a thematically-organized interactive." Textbooks
This list of textbooks are recommended by the World History Network. Detailed reviews of each text, hosted on World History Connected, are hyperlinked in each entry below. College
- Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. The World: A Brief History (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008). 796 pp. $80.00.
- Riley, Philip F., Frank Gerome, Robert L. Lembright, Henry Myers, and Chong-Kun Yoon, editors. The Global Experience: Readings in World History to 1550, 5th e. Volume 1 (New York: Prentice Hall, 2006). 416 pp. $43.00.
- Stearns, Peter N. World History in Brief: Major Patterns of Change and Continuity, Volume I (to 1450), 6th Edition (New York: Longman 2007). 304 pp, $46.67.
Stearns, Peter N. World History in Brief: Major Patterns of Change and Continuity, Volume II (Since 1450), 6th Edition (New York: Longman 2007). 448 pp, $46.67.
- Wiesner, Merry E., William Bruce Wheeler, Franklin M. Doeringer, and Kenneth R. Curtis. Discovering the Global Past: A Look at the Evidence, Volume I: To 1650. Third Edition (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007). 445 pp, $53.96.
Wiesner, Merry E., William Bruce Wheeler, Franklin M. Doeringer, and Kenneth R. Curtis. Discovering the Global Past: A Look at the Evidence, Volume II: Since 1400. Third Edition (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007). 489 pp, $53.96.
- Mitchell, J. R. & Mitchell, H. B. Taking Sides, Clashing Views in World History, The Ancient World to the Pre-Modern Era, Volume 1 (3rd Ed) (Dubuque, Iowa: McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series, 2007). 354 pp, $28.44.
- Abernethy, David B. The Dynamics of Global Dominance: European Overseas Empires, 1415-1980 (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2000). ISBN 0-300- 09314-4. 524 pp, $35.00.
- Liu, Xinru and Lynda Norene Shaffer. Connections Across Eurasia: Transportation, Communication, and Cultural Exchange on the Silk Roads. (Boston: McGraw Hill, 2007). 262 pp, $21.25.
- Mithen, Steven. After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20000â€“5000 BC (London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2003; Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006). 540 pp, $18.95.
Mithen, Steven. After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20000â€“5000 BC (London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2003; Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006). 540 pp, $18.95.
- Pomeranz, Kenneth and Topik, Steven. The World that Trade Created: Society, Culture, and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present, 2nd edition (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 2006). 287 pp, $66.95 (cloth $22.95).
- Lauren Ristvet. In the Beginning: World History from Human Evolution to the First States (Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2007). 187 pp, $21.95.
- White, Ronald. Stolen Continents: 500 Years of Conquest and Resistance in the Americas (Boston and New York: Mariner Books, 2005). 430 pp, $17.00.
Major WebsitesWorld History Matters - A web portal for two world history sites, "World History Sources" and "Women in World History." A project of the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University. World History Connected - "WHC presents innovative classroom-ready scholarship, keeps readers up to date on the latest research and debates, presents the best in learning and teaching methods and practices, offers readers rich teaching resources, and reports on exemplary teaching for everyone who wants to deepen the engagement and understanding of world history: students, college instructors, high school teachers, leaders of teacher education programs, social studies coordinators, research historians, and librarians."