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Teaching the Geography of India through Virtual Itineraries

By Thomas Frederick Howard Like other teachers, I have grown disillusioned with the drawbacks of the undergraduate research paper. The rising tide of plagiarism and the easy availability of papers for sale on the Internet have made vigilance necessary, wearying, and demoralizing. In my Geography and History of South Asia course, I now ask students to create an itinerary for a three-week trip in India instead of a traditional paper. This highly individualized project may engage students more t...

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Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

The need for teachers of survey coursesinhistoryandgeographyto cover the Muslim world has become fraught, since 9/11, with a tension that doesn’t arise when the subject matter is, say, the Buddhist or Hindu world. Trying to be broadminded, non-Muslim Americans may end up presenting a bland version of the history of Islam that robs the subject of much of its dramatic interest. This book will help to correct that error....

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