“Fighting Side by Side”: Competing Global Visions and the Great War, 1914-1918
A discussion of how we can teach a more global First World War and integrate critiques of the war.
“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.
What the Griot Said: Teaching Medieval West Africa
A collection of all recent posts about medieval West Africa and a list of resources for teaching.
“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.
“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.
Mapping Medieval West African States
A discussion of how to teach the different borders of the medieval West African empires (Ghana/Wagadu, Mali, Songhay)
“Many Kings and Many Mansas”: Teaching the Politics of the Mali and Songhay Empires, c.1200 - 1591
A discussion of how to teach the political structures of the Mali and Songhay Empires.
“The World Knew Happiness”: West Africa and the Afroeurasian Economy, c.1200 - c.1600
A discussion of the economy of medieval West Africa and its role in the Afroeurasian economy
“Men of the Spoken Word”: Teaching West Africa, c.1200 - c.1600
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/