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The WHA's updated statement: What is world history?

The WHA is updating website content, including a new "What is World HIstory?" statement:

https://www.thewha.org/about/what-is-world-history/

The statement addresses aspects of the recent conversation here about state standards, teaching/learning objectives, and the present state of the field. For those of you lobbying colleagues or instituions to enagage in more globally-oriented inquiry, the WHA now has brief, pithy text you can use.

Re: How global and non-western should a world history course be (c. 1789-present)?

Jonathan,

I agree that the focus on the idea of "the West versus the Rest" is mostly a political and ideological argument. However, I believe that the differing camps have directly impacted how we teach history and, therefore, we can use the term and processes more effectively in teaching.

Re: How global and non-western should a world history course be (c. 1789-present)?

Andrew and all: Unfortunately,the developments you describe in Virginia do not seem unique.... Thanks to you and all the others who are participating in this and other insightful discussions. We can learn a lot from the experiences of colleagues in other states and nations.

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