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World history : the big eras: a compact history of humankind for teachers and students

Author: Edmund Burke; David Christian; Ross E Dunn; National Center for History in the Schools (U.S.)
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : National Center for History in the Schools, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009.
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Brings together in printed form the essays that introduce the nine big eras in World History for Us All, a web-based model curriculum for world history. Takes a global approach which focuses on "big ideas of continuity and change" rather than on individual civilizations. Includes study questions for each chapter.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Burke; David Christian; Ross E Dunn; National Center for History in the Schools (U.S.)
ISBN: 9780963321879 0963321870
OCLC Number: 560270023
Notes: Includes index.
Target Audience: Content is suitable for use in middle schools, high schools, Advanced Placement World History courses, and college world history courses.
Description: [2], 91 p. : ill., photos. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction: history, geography and time --
Big era one: humans in the universe (1.3 billion-200,000 years ago) --
Big era two: human beings almost everywhere (200,000-10,000 years ago) --
Big era three: farming and the emergence of complex societies (10,000-1000 BCE) --
Big era four: expanding networks of exchange and encounter (1200 BCE-500 CE) --
Big era five: patterns of interregional unity (300-1500 CE) --
Big era six: the great global convergence (1400-1800 CE) --
Big era seven: industrialization and its consequences (1750-1914 CE) --
Big era eight: a half-century of crisis (1900-1945) --
Big era nine: paradoxes of global acceleration (1945-present) --
Epilogue: reflecting on the past, thinking about the future.
Other Titles: World history for us all: a model curriculum for world history.
Big eras
Compact history of humankind for teachers and students
Responsibility: Edmund Burke III, David Christian, Ross E. Dunn.

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Brings together in printed form the essays that introduce the nine big eras in World History for Us All, a web-based model curriculum for world history. Takes a global approach which focuses on "big ideas of continuity and change" rather than on individual civilizations. Includes study questions for each chapter.

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