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Article for Undergrads on a rationale for World History

Hi Glenn, Suggest that you look at the book I recently published online with World History Connected. Topic is Understanding and Teaching Early Modern World History Through the Study of an Early Modern Mexican City. Just go to world history connected-search mounkhall-sections may work with your students. Tom Mounkhall

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Link to Tom's article

Article for Undergrads on a rationale for World History

I have recently discovered the first video of a series put out by Columbia University in 2010. The YouTube title is "Richard Bulliet - History of the World to 1500 CE (Session 1) - Introduction to World History" and the first 30 minutes is a really interesting background of the development of World History. It may be worth your time in watching and would certainly be accessible to undergrads. Yours, David Rands

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Here is the You Tube link. 

ANN: CONF: Global Cultural Encounters, 1750s-1950s, Ann Arbor, August 2-4, 2017

PROGRAM: Global Cultural Encounters, 1750s-1950s – Between the Material and Immaterial


The conference will take place in 1014 Tisch Hall, History Department, Central Campus at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017


3:00–3:30 Registration


3:30–3:45 Welcome Address

Geoff Eley (University of Michigan), History Department Chair


3:45–4:00 Opening Remarks

Article for Undergrads on a rationale for World History

Hi everyone:

I'm starting to work on fall courses.  I'm teaching a World history survey from roughly 1500 to 1750.  I'm looking for a new article to give to my (mostly) first year undergrads to introduce the idea of world history and to make the argument for doing world history.  I've used an older piece by Marshall Hodgson for a while but would like something a little more accessible.  Just curious if anyone has suggestions?  Thanks.

Glenn McKnight