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AP World Unit 1

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“Famous Fabric Stores”: Song Chinese Silk

Discussion of teaching silk production in Song China

“Famous Fabric Stores”: Song Chinese Silk
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The Popularity of East Asian Buddhist Woodblock Prints

Discussion of using images to teach continuity of Buddhism in East Asia

The Popularity of East Asian Buddhist Woodblock Prints
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“Taken the Examination More than Twenty Times”: The Chinese Examination System

Discussion of primary sources for teaching the Chinese examination system.

“Taken the Examination More than Twenty Times”: The Chinese Examination System
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“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

“When Any of You Intend to Divorce”: Teaching Continuity and Divorce in the Medieval Islamic Middle East, c.600 - c.1600
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“A Rich South and a Poor North”: Southernization and Facilitating Student-Centered Discussions

Discussion of how to facilitate student-centered discussions using Southernization

“A Rich South and a Poor North”: Southernization and Facilitating Student-Centered Discussions
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“A Commerical Market for All Nations”: Benjamin of Tudela’s Descriptions of Baghdad and Alexandria

Discussion of using Benjamin of Tudela as an example of travelers in premodern Afroeurasia

“A Commerical Market for All Nations”: Benjamin of Tudela’s Descriptions of Baghdad and Alexandria
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“Write Me a Letter Every Week”: Afroeurasian Trade and Integrating Jews into World History

Discussion of integrating Jewish history into world history with an emphasis on Jewish participation in Afroeurasian trade

“Write Me a Letter Every Week”: Afroeurasian Trade and Integrating Jews into World History
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“Sales, Auctions, and Exchanges Go on Constantly”: The Song Chinese Economy

A discussion of the Song Chinese economy.

“Sales, Auctions, and Exchanges Go on Constantly”: The Song Chinese Economy
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“Merchants From All Quarters”: The Indian Ocean Exchange Network, c.1000 - c.1500

Discussion of how to teach the Indian Ocean exchange network between 1000 and 1500 C.E.

“Merchants From All Quarters”: The Indian Ocean Exchange Network, c.1000 - c.1500
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“Seventeen small jugs of soap”: Inviting Historical Imagination into the Classroom

A discussion of how to use creative essays in world history courses.

“Seventeen small jugs of soap”: Inviting Historical Imagination into the Classroom