The Travels of Ibn Battuta
Welcome to this tour of Ibn Battuta's medieval travels! You will be following in the footsteps of this famous 14th century Muslim traveler, exploring the places he visited and the people he encountered.
ORIAS Speakers Bureau
The ORIAS Speakers Bureau is a cohort of graduate students who offer 45-minute presentations specifically geared to students from middle school to community college. Each talk models important Common Core Social Studies skills, such as analysis of texts and use of evidence to build an argument.
Women in World History Video Interviews
Here's a thought-exercise for World History teachers. It came out of conversations at the ORIAS summer institute on Women in World History, based on an assignment described by one of our presenters: How would your curriculum change if your default historical subjects were women, rather than men? See video interviews with the speakers from this event.
Monomyth: Hero's Journey Project
Joseph Campbell's Monomyth describes the common heroic narrative in which a heroic protagonist sets out, has transformative adventures, and returns home. Here, ORIAS provides resources to explore and compare three different works through the lens of the Monomyth: Mali's Sunjata, South Asia's Ramayana, and Japan's Yamato.