Thought these two stories might be of interest to world history teachers and the H-World community. They provide a glimpse into how politicized and controversial the work of historians can become at points. As always, additional thoughts, perspectives, and items of interest are encouraged.
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The History Department of Cleveland State University has partnered with the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County and Ohio Humanities (a state NEH affiliate) to offer a summer teacher institute "Migration in Global Context: HIstory, Narrative and Project-Based Learning" for K-12 educators in Ohio on August 3-5, 2015. For more information please visit http://goo.gl/r1436j or email Shelley Rose (email@example.com).
I teach at an independent school that offers World History to ninth and tenth grade students. We currently use the McDougall Littell Patterns of Interaction series for our primary textbooks, which we have never been satisfied with. We are looking to acquire a new textbook that covers the entire scope of World History, broadly and thematically, but is readable and accessible for younger students and students who read with support.