Global Context instead of teaching it in isolation.
The U.S. History in a Global Context project is a dynamic resource that supports teachers’ move toward this broader contextualization. The resources we have assembled are designed to inspire teacher creativity, develop lessons, modify instruction, and bolster understanding of the “How” and “Why” of globalizing U.S. History .
Additionally, we hope that the project develops your advocacy for this approach to teaching U.S. History. Ultimately, by using this “global turn” you will better prepare your students to succeed in the future.
- For an overview of the resource, watch this screencast:
- Resource Website is here:
To finish, I want to reference the prolific historian, Dr. Peter Stearns. He notes,
“A more global framework creates new perspectives, and some fresh challenges, making American history a livelier experience and, of course, linking it to other history courses in a less fragmented way. Ultimately, I would suggest, a global approach to American history lets us deal with three key, and difficult, questions – important ones, but tough ones as well.”
I hope you enjoy and utilize this resource. It will go through monthly updates throughout 2016. If you would like to contribute to the resource, please reach out through the U.S, in Global Context feedback area.