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This page lists recommended content links for internationalizing curriculum.
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONALIZING CURRICULUM
RESOURCES AT U.C. BERKELEY:
- National Resource Centers at International and Area Studies
Institute of International Studies online projects and resources include:
With History: Collection of interviews with distinguished men
and women from all over the world. Organized into Globetrotter Research Galleries by a variety of topics and Connecting
Students to the World, curricula designed for high school students.
- Chancellor's Forum on Nuclear Danger and
Global Survival: Series of forums, most recently held in the fall
- Foreign Policy after 911: Undergraduate course,
open to the public as a lecture series, held in the spring of 2002;
includes video links for the lectures
- Women's Rights: Commentary by men and women
on the unfinished struggle for women's rights, from the Conversations
with History archive
- Amnesty International's Human Rights Syllabi
for the College Classroom: Syllabi compiled from colleges and universities
throughout the US, and some foreign institutions, on human rights
American Slavery Debate in the Context of
Atlantic History, 1770-1865. (Annotated primary source collection produced by teacher Andrew Hammann during ORIAS residency 2010.)
The American slavery debate occurred during a time of increasing connections among the continents and islands of the Atlantic Ocean: an area that includes Europe, the Caribbean, Central and South America and Africa. As such, it is useful and illuminating for historians to consider the ways in which contemporary individuals, events and trends of the Atlantic region influenced this contentious and long-running dialogue. It is important to note that the website excludes a related and important research path: the reciprocal effect of the American slavery debate on the course of Atlantic history. The American Slavery Debate website is intended to faciliate primary source research and support the development of new scholarship in the fields of American History and Atlantic History.
- Overview: a home page for each module
- Library: a categorized, chronological view of all module documents
- Document Collections: groups of documents organized by historical theme
- Case Study: a guided, in-depth look at one of the document collections
- Bibliography: an alphabetized list of all primary and secondary sources associated with a module
- Biographies: a link to http://www.reference.com/ to facilitate quick research on document authors
- UCB History Social Science Project - Customized professional development programs respond to the needs of school sites in order to strengthen teacher capacity and increase student discipline-specific literacy and thinking as well as content knowledge. UCBHSSP is part of the California History Social Science network.
Some particularly useful CHSSP resources for world history at
- History Blueprint
- Current Context
- Digital TV and the World - Student produced short videos.
These stories were produced by reporters in the "Digital TV and the World" special project at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. According to project director Todd Carrel, the digital journalists travel the world to "find interesting stories that help reveal the fabric of a community." The series began in August 2002 with stories about ordinary people -- from a fishing village near Nagasaki, to the rainforests of Peru, to the streets of Phnom Penh.
- Modern Sports and the Formation of European Identity (Curriculum resource unit developed from 2008 Institute of European Studies conference.
Archive of California Part of the Calfornia Digital Library, the
OAC is "a statewide digital resource that integrates into a single,
searchable database, finding aids to and digital facsimiles of the contents
of primary resource collections throughout California." This is an enormous
on-line collection including texts, photographs and digital art reproductions.
One particularly nice resource is the Museums
in the Online Archive of California which includes annotated ethnographic
field photographs from the Hearst Museum, Chinese scrolls from
the Berkeley Art Museum collection and African art from the Fowler Museum
A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology has good on-line materials and an
excellent outreach program for elementary and middle school students.Reservations
for class visits should be made a minimum of two weeks in advance.
- Robbins Collection at (Boalt Hall) School of Law Library The Robbins Collection ranks among the very best research libraries in the world in the fields of religious and civil law. They host a number of excellent online resources:
- Online exhibits: The Medieval Law School; The Roman-Dutch Legal Tradition; Famous Trials and their Legacies;
Milestones in Legal Culture and Traditions.
- Web based educational units: Roman Legal Tradition and the Compilation of Justinian; The Common Law and Civil Law Traditions; California's Legal Heritage.
- Geo-Images project at UCBerkeley presents a wonderful series of slides gathered
from the personal collections of Berkeley Geography faculty.
Architectural Images - architectural images database - search by
name, title, location or subject.
- Webcasts of classes, lectures, and events at U. C. Berkeley.
- A Pure and Remote View: Chinese Landscape Art lectures by James Cahill.
- UCB librarian Lynn Jones' research guide and links to secondary source databases and other library services for World History students. Library links are restricted to UCB students but there are also external reference links and a student guide to conducting research.
STANDARDS AND EXAMS
GENERAL WORLD HISTORY RESOURCES
Art Museum: The museum has some well-annotated images from its
rich collection on-line. Their education department also offers excellent
teacher workshops and materials including videos, resource packets,
slide sets and hands-on kits. (Much of their education material is online now. A number of their resource packets
are available from the ORIAS lending library.)
- Asian Review of World History Official Journal of The Asian Association of World Historians. Published by The Institute of World and Global History -- a peer-reviewed journal, publishes original research articles and book reviews to advance research, teaching, and public discussion on world historical studies in or for the Asian region
- Big History: “Big History is a new and emerging field that attempts to unify the past — all of the past — from the beginning of time, through the four major historic regimes of Cosmic, Earth, Life and Human history, up to the present. It offers a broad understanding of how the past has unfolded, and the opportunity to think about what unifying characteristics there may be in all kinds of history. It presents a motivation for bridging the intellectual chasm between humanities and sciences." Even in a small dose, Big History provides a great framework for introducing global studies to any age group.
World History (Annenberg/CPB project) Bridging World History is
organized into 26 thematic units along a chronological thread. Materials
include videos, an audio glossary and a thematically-organized interactive.Free
- Virtual Books from the British Library - Books, Exhibitions with primary and secondary sources.
International Studies Project (in Bay Area see World Saavy )
for Teaching About the U. N.
- Community College Humanities Association
- Crash Course in World History - a fun, manic review of world history by John Green.
- EARMARC (East Asian Regional
Materials and Resources Center), housed at the History Department at
San Jose State University and supported by the Institute of East Asian
Studies at U.C. Berkeley, offers an extensive free lending library for
educators of video materials on East Asia. For a catalogue and further
information, contact E. Bruce Reynolds. Email: ereynoldATemail.sjsu.edu
- Edsitement: National Endowment for the Humanities "Best of the Humanities on the
Web" site for teachers.
- The Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) Virtual Campus is an ICRC resource centre for educators teaching the basic principles of International Humanitarian Law. Highly developed lessons and resources.
- Federal Resources for Educational Support Free teaching and learning resources from federal agencies.
- Gapminder.org Interactive uses of data on world health, income, and development. Teacher section includes guides on using data to lecture about global development from 1800 until today. See also founder Hans Rosling's on-line lecture "New Insights Into Poverty."
- Globalization.org (CSIS)
- H-World- H-Net discussion group serves as a network of communication among practitioners of world history.
- Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - Metropolitan Museum resources site with world maps, timelines, thematic essays, works of art.
- Itinerario - International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction
- Journal of Global History
- Open Culture - "best free cultural and educational media on the web" - includes well-vetted lists of free online courses, books, and films.
- Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
- Educational Maps Resources from Mighty Maps. Mighty Maps is a project started in 2010 by Benjamin K. Shown at the University of Washington. What began as a graduate design thesis project has turned into a continuing mission to create change with maps.
- The Map as History: on-line collection of animated maps with narratives and timelines for teaching. Emphasis is on Europe and the U.S. expansion, colonization, and wars. Strongest on twentieth century.
- SFMOMA ArtThink: ArtThink is the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's curriculum site, which provides theme-based activities in visual arts, language arts, history and social studies.
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education: Housed in the Institute for International Studies at Stanford University,
SPICE has produced over 100 supplementary curriculum units on Africa,
Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the global environment,
and international political economy.
- World Digital Library - The World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world. The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures.
- World History Association
History Connected - on-line journal of the World History Association.
"World History Connected is designed 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.
For all these readers, 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. WHC is free
worldwide. It is published by the University of Illinois Press, and
its institutional home is Washington State University."
History For Us All: A model electronic curriculum for world history
in middle and high schools."World History for Us All" is a
web-based model curriculum for world history in middle and high schools
and is a cooperative project of the National Center for History in the
Schools and San Diego State University. It is supported by a grant from
the National Endowment for the Humanities. World History for Us All
offers a curriculum that: http://worldhistoryforusall.sdsu.edu
- presents the human past as a single story rather than unconnected
stories of many civilizations.
- enables teachers to cover subject matter specified by district,
state, and national standards within a conceptually logical and coherent
- includes a treasury of teaching units, lesson plans, activities,
assessments, and resources.
- shows teachers how to address thousands of years of human history
in a single academic year without excluding major peoples, regions,
or time periods.
History Matters is a resource portal for world history teachers
hosted by the Center for History and New Media and George Mason University.
It includes the two sites for primary sources below. http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorymatters/
- World Images database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains over 65,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes.
- World Saavy (a non-profit educational
organization in San Francisco) facilitates a Teachers and Schools Program
and two youth programs, the World Affairs Challenge and the Global Youth
Media and Arts Program.
- The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources This is an extensive list of links to resources international affairs, international relations, international studies, global studies, and global education topics. Not targeted specifically for students or world historians (more a political science collection), but a good reference site for teaching more advanced courses - vetted and maintained by Wayne A. Selcher,
Professor of International Studies, Emeritus at Elizabethtown College, PA.
SELECTED PRIMARY SOURCE LISTS:
- Internet History Sourcebook Project (Fordham University) is a large collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts for educational use.
- Reading Like A Historian (Stanford University History Education Group) posts a number of World History lessons using primary sources and publishes excellent materials about the pedagogy of engaging students with historical documents.
- World History Sources (George Mason University) lists online primary source collections chronologically and provides instructional material on unpacking evidence and analyzing documents.
INTERNATIONALIZING EDUCATION ADVOCACY:
INTERNET COLLABORATION with classrooms abroad:
- ePals is a Global Community of collaborative learners, teachers, and academic experts in 200 countries and territories.
- iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is a non-profit organization made up of over 27,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 125 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide.
news service country profiles.
Reports general student friendly profiles of world countries
- CountryWatch.com is "an information provider for schools, universities, libraries and
individuals who need up-to-date information and news on the countries
of the world and for the public and private sector organizations with
global operations and interests." Easy to read format and separate pages
to the World - Facts and links to culture, economy, geography, government,
history, languages, politics, religions, and other aspects of more than 150 nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Selected by area specialists
and other staff at the Library of Congress. (Library of Congress) http://free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=1878
- U. S. State Department background sheets include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty. The Background Notes are updated/revised by the Office of Electronic Information and Publications of the Bureau of Public Affairs as they are received from the Department's regional bureaus.
|Area Studies Centers at UCB
WORLD AREA LINKS:
* Central Asia * East Asia : China | Japan | Korea
* South Asia
* Latin America * Slavic and
East Europe * Middle
East * Western Europe
Center for African Studies
AFRICA * (See also: U.C. Berkeley and Recommended Web Resources for World History.)
- Africa Resource Page from the Teaching About Africa Teachers' Workshop at the 2010 African Studies Association Meeting.
- Teaching About Africa, Africa America & the African Diaspora (Two-day institute organized the Center for African Studies with ORIAS, the Department of African American Studies, and the Center for Race and Gender, June 16-17, 2003)
Center for African Studies at U. C. Berkeley
- CAS site includes Understanding Sudan - The resources and modules for teachers in high school, college, and universities to integrate into their courses.The web portal offers features of interest to educators, researchers, the policymaking community, and the general public.
The Future of Sudan
Sudan remains one of the poorest countries in the world, and South Sudan especially stands out as a region in desperate need of international attention and assistance. One of the important parts of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that resolved the almost 50-year long civil war in Sudan is the timetable for the vote by southern Sudanese on whether to remain part of Sudan or whether to become an independent country. This referendum is to be held six years after the inauguration of the government of national unity, which occurred on September 22, 2005. So the referendum should be held September 22, 2011. We would like today's high school and university students to become part of that moment.
- Other African
Bibliography of K-12 literature for Africa
Access was founded in 1989 to help schools, public libraries, and parents improve the quality of their children's collection on Africa.
South of the Sahara A collection of internet resources kept
well up-dated by Karen Fung at Stanford University.
Story of Africa: The History of Africa from the Dawn of Time. This wonderful site posted by the BBC World Service has excellent
text, visual and audio pieces. "The Story of Africa tells the history
of the continent from an African perspective."
with African Crises in the K-14 Classroom, John
Metzler's resource pages uses the AIDS example for discussing how
to avoid the "constant crisis" perspective when teaching about Africa.
- From Facing History and Ourselves - Darfur Classroom Materials: Facing History and Ourselves and ENOUGH have partnered to create and distribute classroom materials to accompany the movie Darfur Now and the book Not On Our Watch. The teaching unit includes four lessons that:
- provide an introduction to the genocide in Darfur
- help students identify how activists have responded to violence in the region
- encourage students to think about the complexity of activism and lastly,
- ask students to connect this material to their own experiences and ideas about activism, genocide, and conflict resolution.
- Amnesty International's Classroom
Curriculum Teacher Guidelines (UCLA)
of the Medieval Sudan," - is a well-designed site for introducing
the history of West African kingdoms. Here is their blurb: an electronic
exploration of the history of the African states of Songhay, Kanem-Bornu,
and Hausaland. "Kingdoms" is a component of "Sacred and Secular
in the African Americas ," an electronic project devoted to the
African American humanities, and produced at Xavier University of
Louisiana with the generous support of the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
"Kingdoms of the Medieval Sudan" provides a narrative historical
overview of Mali, Songhay, Kanem-Bornu, and Hausaland before the
modern era, a hyperlinked glossary with pronunciation helps, and
self-tests on the history of these regions.The text is also accompanied
by the work of photographer Lucy Johnson.
of African Art in New York City
posts background and images from their exhibits.
- Smithsonian Museum's very slick interactive
site African Voices is especially wonderful for introducing afro-pop music and making
mud cloths. See also their wider African art collection.
- Online collection with annotations for the classroom of 7000+ photographs taken in East Africa from 1860 - 1960: The Winterton Collection at Northwestern University:
- Oxfam's educator pages on Africa have images, sound and resources for teaching about Africa.
- Map games:
Institute of Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies
CENTRAL ASIA * (See also: U.C. Berkeley and Recommended Web Resources for World History.)
Institute of East Asian Studies
EAST ASIA - CHINA | JAPAN | KOREA * (See also: U.C. Berkeley and Recommended Web Resources for World History.)
EAST ASIA GENERAL
Center for Chinese Studies
Center for Japanese Studies
Center for Korean Studies
Center for Latin American Studies
MEXICO/LATIN AMERICA/CARRIBEAN * (See also: U.C. Berkeley and Recommended Web Resources for World History.)
From the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley:
- Haiti - American Slavery Debate in the Context of Atlantic History, 1770-1865. Collection of primary sources on the influnce of international connections to the slavery debates in the United States. Module 3 (over 100 items) documents the strong and persistent influence that the Haitian Revolution had on American attitudes toward slavery and, in specific, on American theories regarding the causes of black insurrection. It also illustrates how the abolition of slavery in Haiti established an important case study that proslavery and antislavery advocates frequently referenced during the many years the United States grappled with the question of emancipation and the great uncertainty surrounding its potential aftermath.
- California's Legal Heritage - 2012 digital exhibition (Robbins Collection, School of Law, UCB)
- ORIAS Mesoamerican
literature links page - archived from History Through Literature
7th grade workshop.
SOUTH ASIA * (See also: U.C. Berkeley and Recommended Web Resources for World History.)
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
SOUTHEAST ASIA * (See also: U.C. Berkeley and Recommended Web Resources for World History.)
Institute of Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies
SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN
STUDIES * (See also: U.C. Berkeley and Recommended Web Resources for World History.)
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
MIDDLE/NEAR EAST -
* (See also: U.C. Berkeley and Recommended Web Resources for World History.)
GENERAL| MIDDLE EAST and ISLAM | ISRAEL | MIDDLE EASTERN AMERICANS
- MEOC (Middle East Outreach Council)
- The MEOC listserve assembled a useful list list of primary source collections on the Middle East, North Africa and Muslim Societies: Historical and Contemporary Readings
- Bowen, Donna Lee, and Evelyn A. Early, eds. Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East: Second Edition. Second Edition. Indiana University Press, 2002.
- Burke, Edmund III, and David Yaghoubian, eds. Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle East: Second Edition. 2nd ed. University of California Press, 2005.
- Constable, Olivia Remie, ed. Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources. Second Edition. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
- Douglass, Susan L. Beyond a Thousand And One Nights: A Sampler of Literature from Muslim Civilization. Council on Islamic Education, 1999. (purchase through http://www.ircv.org -- Amazon price astronomical!)
- Gettleman, Marvin E., and Stuart Schaar, eds. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader: An Historical Reader for the 21st Century. Third Edition. Grove Press, 2012.
- Khater, Akram Fouad. Sources in the History of the Modern Middle East. 2nd ed. Cengage Learning, 2010.
- Kurzman, Charles, ed. Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook. Oxford University Press, USA, 1998.
- Kurzman, Charles, ed. Modernist Islam, 1840-1940: A Sourcebook. Oxford University Press, USA, 2002.
- Lewis, Bernard. A Middle East Mosaic: Fragments of Life, Letters and History. New edition. Modern Library, 2001.
- McNeill, William H., and Marilyn Robinson Waldman, eds. The Islamic World. University Of Chicago Press, 1984.
- Ruggles, D. Fairchild, ed. Islamic Art and Visual Culture: An Anthology of Sources. 1st ed. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Connections: the Middle East. A rich educator's site hosted
by PBS with maps, time lines, lessons, organizing themes and questions.
Sections on U.S. Foreign Policy; Relgious Militancy; Roles of Women;
Stereotypes; Natural Resources; Nation-States.
- AMIDEAST American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.
MIDDLE/NEAR EAST and ISRAEL
MIDDLE EASTERN AMERICANS
- MEARO (Middle Eastern American
Resources On-line) is a joint project of the UCLA Middle Eastern
American Program based at the Center for Near Eastern Studies and
the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at the Graduate
Center, City University of New York (CUNY).
Institute of European Studies
WESTERN EUROPE * (See also: U.C. Berkeley and Recommended Web Resources for World History.)
The Institute of European Studies at U. C. Berkeley and the European Union Center of Excellence (eucenter.berkeley.edu) : post an extensive collection of resources and links on individual European countries and the European Union at their respective websites: http://eucenter.berkeley.edu/resources.html, and http://ies.berkeley.edu/resources/index.html;
- Modern Sports and the Formation of European Identity (Curriculum resource unit developed from 2008 Institute of European Studies conference.
Unification Case Study is a very
well done lesson activity for high school students out of a team
at Stanford University with funding from Foothill College.
"The purpose of this case study is to jointly
resolve particular issues surrounding German unification. Each participant
assumes a German character and takes part in a roundtable discussion.
There are two discussion groups, each dealing with separate, yet interconnected
issues. Each group has a mixture of East and West Germans. The first
group focuses on social issues such as abortion rights, child care
and housing rights. The second group deals with issues surrounding
the military, border guards and environmental protection.By assuming
the identity of a German character and participating in a discussion
group, you will experience the challenges which Germans faced in the
process of uniting two countries under vastly different political
systems. This Web site and its links will help you to explore your
character's background and the individual as well as national issues
s/he faces. During the discussion, your group's task is to forge a
working relationship and to come to mutually agreed upon solutions
to ethical, social and economic issues."
Contact: Michele Delattre at the Office of Resources for International and
Area Studies (ORIAS) at oriasberkeley.edu
or by calling 510/643-0868.