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“Teaching Multiple Asias: Confessions of a Europeanist Teaching World History” Syllabus

This course addresses two themes in global history: commodities and ideologies. One half of the class will discuss the relationships between human beings and commodities, notably silver, sugar, rubber, cotton, and oil. The other half will examine changing ideas of political legitimacy, including divine kingship, nationalism, imperialist racism, socialism, and political Islamism. The course provides broad geographic coverage, introducing examples from Africa, North and South America, South, East,...

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Teaching Multiple Asias: Confessions of a Europeanist Teaching World History

History provides context. Today’s students are growing up in a world where political crises on other continents affect their lives. Tomorrow’s citizens will need an ever-broader array of background knowledge to understand the world around them. History teachers have an opportunity and obligation to provide their students with the context necessary to understand the news, interact with people from other cultures, and thrive in a globalized world.