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Volume 4 • Number 2

February 2007


From the AP World History Reading, 2006

Notes on Professor Joseph Miller's Presentation for Professional Night
by Chris Cuddihy

Discussion Points

American Students and Global Issues
by Peter N. Stearns
Defending Western Civ: Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Course
by Eva-Maria Swidler

Teaching World History

The Case for Commodore Perry in the Classroom
by Joan E. Mortensen
Using Civilization Simulation Video Games in the World History Classroom
by Aaron Whelchel
The Graphic Novel and the World History Classroom
by Maryanne Rhett
Benjamin Franklin and the American Ideal: Critical Assessments
by Thomas Sanders  
Conflict and Identity: Using Contemporary Questions to Inspire the Study of the Past
by Justin Reich  


Kennedy, Dane. Britain and Empire, 1880-1945
by John F. Lyons
Kingston, Jeffrey. Japan in Transformation 1952-2000
by Michael J. Seth
Seaver, Kirsten A. Maps, Myths, and Men: The Story of the Vinland Map
by Carol Adamson
Fletcher, Richard. Moorish Spain
by Michael J. Galgano
Dawisha, Adeed. Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century: From Triumph to Despair
by Maryanne Rhett
Olson, James S. Bathsheba’s Breast: Women, Cancer and History
by Thaddeus M. Romansky
Benson, Linda. China since 1949
by Sanjeev A. Rao, Jr.
Pamela Kyle Crossley, Helen F. Siu, and Donald S. Sutton, eds. Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China.  
by Hilde De Weerdt
Michael Wood, In Search of Myths & Heroes: Exploring Four Epic Legends of the World.
by Devona Rowe
Rodney Stark, Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success.
by Thomas Mounkhall
Sumathi Ramaswamy, The Lost Land of Lemuria: Fabulous Geographies, Catastrophic Histories.  
by Gayle K. Brunelle
David Moon, The Abolition of Serfdom in Russia, 1762-1907.
by Max J. Okenfuss
Steven Topik, Carlos Marichal and Zephyr Frank, eds. From Silver to Cocaine, Latin American Commodity Chains and the Building of the World Economy, 1500-2000.
by Sharon Cohen

Film Reviews

From Africa to India: Sidi Music in the Indian Ocean Diaspora. Directed by Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy and Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy
by Fritz Umbach 
Adanggaman. Directed by Roger Gnoan M'Bala
by Fritz Umbach 
Black Robe. Directed by Bruce Beresford
by Fritz Umbach 
Earth. Directed by Deepa Mehta
by Fritz Umbach 


Revolution as a Theme in Teaching a Twentieth Century World History Course by Zenon Wasyliw (guest column)
Three Faiths: Making Connections For Students by Wendy Eagan
World History Makeover: Engaging Students to Think Seriously about Values by James Diskant
The Empire of Facts by Tom Laichas



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