Internationalizing the U.S. History Survey (Some Practical Applications)

Friday, January 7, 2011: 3:10 PM
Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)
Cheryll Ann Cody , Houston Community College-West Loop Campus
Teaching two required semesters of the US survey to all college students presents challenges under the best of circumstances, and when a substantial number of those students are international with little to no background in US history it can a bit daunting. But by taking an approach to the US survey which emphasizes, shared systems and common experiences (rather than American exceptionalism) we can craft assignments which both place the US in a global context while at the same time preserve the American narrative.
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