More Thunderbolts: Gunpowder and the Ottoman Empire
An example of the use of gunpowder weapons to facilitate expansion of the Ottoman Empire
“The Invaders Will Know No Tranquility”: The Transition to New Imperialism, 1840-1880
A discussion of how to teach European imperialism between 1840 and 1880.
“Pilfering Our Resources”: Teaching the Causes of New Imperialism with Primary Sources
A discussion of how to teach the causes of New Imperialism using primary sources.
“A Right Notion of Life”: The Ottomans in 1700
A discussion of teaching the Ottoman Empire in 1700 using an image of the Sultan’s mother drinking coffee.
“Addicted to the Coffeehouse”: Snapshots from the Ottoman Empire
A discussion of the challenges of teaching the Ottomans in world history courses and how to use an Ottoman coffeehouse to teach about the empire
Revolutionary Revolutions: Rethinking how we teach the political revolutions between 1750 and 1900
Dear #APworld teachers, if you want a fresh, global approach to teaching revolutions, come check out our #whapchat discussion this week led by @ERBeckman and @bramhubbell - I know I’m spending some time this weekend revamping my lessons! #sschat #worldhistory #historyteacher https://t.co/Av5nMPkyfp — Angela A. Lee (@mrshistorylee)
More than Four Turtles: Global Renaissances in the Fifteenth Century (Part I)
After spending two days setting up the big picture of the revival of Afroeurasia in the fifteenth century, we dive into the Renaissance, or Renaissances, on the third day. I use two different readings with the students and set up the class in a sort of a modified Harkness style
Globalizing the Renaissance
About ten years ago, I developed a lesson on “Placing the Renaissance in a Global Setting.” The lesson can still be found on the AP World History Teacher Community, although you need to have an account to access it. The lesson was partially a response to an earlier discussion on