The Global History Department at Beaver Country Day School worked on a curriculum that will be taught starting in September.
If you are interested, please have a look and share your thoughts.
Let me know what you think and if it is really global.
We had communicated a while back about a collaboration on a BRIICS project for Spring 2010. I am a world history teacher at SPA in St. Paul Minnesota. Check out my preliminary wiki for the project and let me know your thoughts. http://briicsclassroom.wikispaces.com/
I would be gad to collaborate with you.
I will be teaching a World history class for 11th grade in the Spring of 2010.
We start from 1945 and go until the present.
We are very flexible and would like to work on a project with you.
Let me know.
I took a quick look at the curriculum framework for the history department and it looks really interesting, especially the world films and Obama administration electives. I thought maybe there would be an international relations elective, but it seems the 11th grade history course contains many of these elements! Maybe in the modern controversies class you could add in some international relations connections - - does the UN really work, how do you resolve the paradox between national vs. international interest, etc. My organization, World Savvy, offers an online current events resource for teachers and students that might be of interest for some classes: http://worldsavvy.org/monitor/.
Thank you for your feedback.
It is very helpful.
We are already members of world savvy, it is a great website.
Most of the international relations and UN questions are dealt with in 10th and 11th grades.
We want to prepare students for good discussions in the electives.
Thank you again.
You're welcome - and congrats to the department for spending the time to align these courses, and implement international themes across the curriculum - and it's great that you are laying the groundwork for the kids to be prepared to discuss these issues... Are there attempts to incorporate global issues across the curriculum at your school too - or just in the history department?
Good luck with the start of the new school year!
I could not answer earlier sorry about this.
We are trying to work on global issues in or department, the other departments are following, but they need us to show the example.
We are trying to connect our classrooms with other classrooms around the world, so these connections should help other departments get on board.
All the best,
You do have a rich curriculum! I wonder if you can use the work I am doing. ahaafoundation.org is a course in the history of art and architecture around the world. It is under construction and open to collaboration. I am on Skype. Let me know if the site might work as a resource for your students.