Our newest teaching modules for the History for the 21st Century (H/21) project have been published!
“The Global 1905: Facets of a Year; Facets of an Era,” written by Steven Harris (San Francisco State University) examines several co-incident and interconnected developments in 1905 to interrogate our relationship to events as they occur, how we make meaning of them later, and how they fit into bigger historical pictures.
“Refugees in the Early Modern Atlantic World,” written by Jesse Spohnholz (Washington State University), asks what caused forced migrations of refugees in Europe, West Africa, and the Americas in the late 17th and early 18th centuries and, more broadly, who gets to define a refugee and why.
“Unsovereign Space,” written by Philip Guingona (Nazareth College), looks at ways that humans have attempted to share and conceptualize space in the early modern Indian Ocean World, in 19th-century Southeast Asia, and the history of and present debates about outer space and cyberspace.
As all our teaching materials, these lessons support student-centered, inquiry-based, active learning for introductory world history classrooms. They have all been peer reviewed, but also tested in world history classrooms and adjusted based on faculty and student feedback!
These lessons are available to use as entire 2-week lessons, or to pull apart to use what works for your classroom. Check them out at https://www.history21.com/modules/. If you are an educator, make sure you identify yourself as such in your profile when you log in or sign up, so you can access the full gamut of materials, including editable slide decks, suggestions for in-class activities, instructor guides, and ideas for assignments.