High school world history curriculum
Just as tertiary introductory courses can benefit from significant redesign to meet student needs and new challenges, so too high school history courses and those who serve them are working to develop and implement new pedagogies and curricula, especially in the field of world history. Over the past decade, I have become deeply involved in these efforts. Together with teachers and leaders at the New York Board of Education, I recently developed elements of a curriculum for 10th grade world history that provides options for the use of several graphic histories and memoirs, as well as the bulk of content for the 19th century elements of the course and professional development support for teachers.
I currently serve as the Principal Content Development and Evaluation Manager for the Gates Ventures OER World History Project, working closely with a small cohort of other historians and the project leadership to develop an open-access world history curriculum featuring deeply-embedded pedagogical tools and careful intentional design.