Liberating Narratives is a weekly subscription newsletter helping world history teachers decolonize their classes. Each post explores how to teach specific historical topics and includes primary and secondary source excerpts, historical images, and maps. Bram Hubbell is the author. He can be found on Twitter and Mastodon.
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A discussion of how to teach the First World War using sources from India and the Middle East.
A discussion of how to teach World War II in world history courses by focusing on resources and extreme violence.
A discussion of how to teach New Imperialism in world history courses and centering the voices of colonized people.
A discussion of the challenges of teaching medieval West Africa in world history courses and how to use voice of the griots as a way to explore multiple perspectives/
Digest for February 2024
“When Any of You Intend to Divorce”: Teaching Continuity and Divorce in the Medieval Islamic Middle East, c.600 - c.1600
A discussion of teaching continutiy using examples of divorce in the Islamic Middle East
Discussion of images to teach Soviet industrialization
Discussion of how to facilitate student-centered discussions using Southernization
Discussion of how we can use lectures in world history classes with a focus on the Atlantic Revolutions
Discussion of a primary source describing the experience of transatlantic migration in the late nineteenth century.
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