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Uncovering World History Volume One

Series Editor Trevor Getz, Author Dennis Campbell, Roxann Prazniak, Kris Lane, and Felicia Viator

Uncovering World History

  • Makes History meaningful and memorable for students by teaching them the skills to "Do History"
  • Offers an affordable and efficient approach for developing historical thinking skills
  • Carefully designed by Trevor Getz, recipient of the AHA's Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award, Uncovering World History marries the best practices in pedagogy and educational cognition with lessons learned from years of teaching experience and research expertise in the field of world history
  • Digital modules are delivered to students through an instructor's course-management system
  • Each module is authored by an historian who is both an expert in his/her field and an experienced teacher
  • Embracing an un-coverage model to learning History, and focusing on major transcultural and transnational events and experiences, the modules develop students' historical thinking skills. These skills are aligned with the development of higher order cognitive thinking.
  • In each module, students encounter a historical problem and must obtain evidence to respond to that problem. They acquire or master a methodology to examine the evidence, and they craft a response that they make 'public' by sharing with the instructor and/or other students. Finally, they are given the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned.
  • Each module maintains a clear pathway and is broadly organized in the following way: 1) Problem; 2) Inquiry; 3) Evidence; 4) Putting it All Together
  • Formative Assessments occur throughout each module and ask students to consider and evaluate the material provided to them. Summative Assessments end every module, asking students to connect their learning in terms of the historical and methodological problems. Both the formative and summative assessments feed directly to the instructor's gradebook.
  • A rich array of multimedia increases student engagement with the material and provides multiple entry points into the problem. These resources include graphic flipbooks, videos, whiteboards, animated maps, interactive timelines, images enhanced with zoom-in capability, audio, and primary-source documents.

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