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Volume 3 • Number 2

February 2006

Minutes of the World History Association Executive Council
Minutes of the World History Association Business Meeting
Participate in the AP World History Exam Reading

What’s Out There

Commonly Used Textbooks in AP and Introductory College/University Courses
Commonly Used Textbooks in Middle School and Non-AP High School Courses

Teacher Reviews

Beck, Roger, et al. World History: Patterns of Interaction
by Ane Lintvedt
Bentley, Jerry and Herb Ziegler, Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past, 3e
by Ellen Bell and Angela Sperotto
by Heather Streets
Bulliet, Richard, et al. The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, 3rd edition
by Eric Hahn
Spodek, Howard. The World's History, 2nd edition, combined volume
by William Everdell
by Laurie Mannino
Stearns, Peter, Michael Adas, Stuart Schwartz, Marc Jason Gilbert. World Civilizations: The Global Experience
by Marc Jason Gilbert
by Deborah Smith Johnston
Tignor, Robert, et al. Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the Modern World from the Mongol Empire to the Present  
by Tom Laichas


A Conversation about Textbooks.
by Tom Laichas
World History and the Textbook Publisher Today.
by Christopher Johnson

Choosing and Evaluating textbooks

A Mighty Mountain of Textbooks: The NKU World History Textbook Workshop.
by Jonathan T. Reynolds
Choosing a Textbook for AP World History.
by Doc Dorman
Matching Textbook Ancillary Resources to Teaching and Learning Styles In the AP Classroom.
by Valerie Cox
Pondering Graphics in Non-AP World History Textbooks.
by Sigrid Reynolds

Region and Theme in World History Textbooks

World History Myopia: Indians and Trade in World History Textbooks.
by James E. Wadsworth
Ideology and Race in India’s Early History.
by Padma Manian
The Quantity, and Quality, of World History We Expect Students to Learn in Fourteen Weeks: A Thematic Approach Incorporating The Earth and Its Peoples and Global Passages.
by Tiffany Trimmer, Willeke Sandler, and Brendan Wilson
Textbooks, Gender, and World History.
by Linda Black
Gender and World History Textbooks.
by Sharon Cohen

Questioning the Use of Texts, and Text Alternatives

The Problem with Any World History Textbook: James Loewen and the World History Survey.
by Eric Martin
Quit the Text!
by Elizabeth Ten Dyke
The World History Workbook: An Alternative to Commercial Textbooks.
by David Hertzel

Book Reviews

Del Testa, David W., Florence Lemoine, and John Strickland, eds. Global History, Cultural Encounters from Antiquity to the Present, 4 volumes
by Adele Dalesandro-Haug
Geary, Patrick. The Myth of Nations: The Medieval Origins of Europe
by Peter Burkholder
Kearney, Milo. The Indian Ocean in World History
by Amitava Chowdhury
Lieven, Anatol. America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism
by Robert McCoy
McNeill, William H., Jerry H. Bentley, David Christian, David Levinson, J.R. McNeill, Heidi Roupp, and Judith P. Zinsser, eds. Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
by Morgan Falkner
Nussbaum, Felicity, editor. The Global Eighteenth Century
by Phillip Luke Sinitiere
Pérez-Mallaína, Pablo E., translated by Carla Rahn Phillips. Spain's Men of the Sea: Daily Life on the Indies Fleets in the Sixteenth Century
by Lincoln Paine
Reynolds, David. One World Divisible. A Global History Since 1945
by Elmiro Argento
Schaeffer, Robert K. Understanding Globalization: The Social Consequences of Political, Economic, and Environmental Change, second edition
by John A. King, Jr.
Schwartz, Stuart B., Linda R. Wimmer, and Robert S. Wolff. The Global Experience: Readings in World History, 2 vols.
by Ryba L. Epstein
Stiglitz, Joseph E. Globalization and Its Discontents
by William E. Doody


Paper Trails: Port Cities in the Classical Era of World History
by Marc Gilbert
Visual Literacy: Letting Our Students See the Past for Themselves: The Power of the Image in High School Textbooks
by Wendy Eagan
On My Desk: Why are textbooks expensive?
by Tom Laichas
Research and Teaching: A History of the World in 6 Glasses
by Deborah Smith Johnston, Ph.D.

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