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“Each is the child of his mother”: Historical Imagination and Gender in Medieval West Africa

A discussion of the challenges of teaching gender in medieval West Africa and how we can use historical imagination to help students understand different perspectives.

“Each is the child of his mother”: Historical Imagination and Gender in Medieval West Africa
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“In Conformity to Mecca”: Islam and Medieval West Africa, c.1000 - c.1600

A discussion of how to teach arrival of Islam in medieval West Africa.

“In Conformity to Mecca”: Islam and Medieval West Africa, c.1000 - c.1600
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Healing the Sick Man of Europe

If the Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was going through a period of transformation, rather than beginning a 400-year decline, it would seem that the Empire, which collapsed in 1922, had to be declining in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. While it’s true that the Empire

Healing the Sick Man of Europe
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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

Globalizing the Renaissance