#7 Rethinking the World History Survey: New Approaches

Friday, 5 February, 12:00 pm, PST/3 pm, EST


Ditch the survey? No, refresh the survey!

Join colleagues from a range of institutions (public, private, community college), as we think about how to renew and invigorate the World History survey to make it meaningful and relevant to today’s students. The scholar-teachers on this roundtable discuss how to infuse perspectives from postcolonial history, urban history, Big History, local history and migration studies into world history survey classes, as well as how best to assess students in the survey.  After the initial presentations, participants will be asked to share their own innovations and practices in reinvigorating the survey.

Moderator: Prof. Trevor Getz (San Francisco State University), Prof. Michael G. Vann (Sacramento State University), Prof. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall (California State University – San Marcos), Prof. Tony Acevedo (Hudson Community College), and Prof. Marc Gilbert (Hawaii Pacific University; past president of the WHA).