The GLobalizing U.S. History Project

“Even for those school-age students today who will never in adulthood leave their native shores, the future is certain to be so heavily influenced by international developments and their lives within national boundaries so affected by factors emanating from outside those boundaries that they will be hugely disadvantaged by an education that has not raised their awareness of, sensitivity to and facility with issues arising from beyond a national “home” context. - Dr. Mary Hayden

Welcome! The Globalizing U.S. History project was born during my graduate work at Northeastern University. My basic premise was that in order to teach students to think with a global mindset, there needs to be content - primary and secondary sources - in multiple formats for teachers to use when they are designing their lessons. That's what you will find here, and much more.

With generosity from the Longview Foundation and collaboration with National Council for History Education (NCHE) the resources here are free for your exploration and use with your classes and colleagues. Additionally, my understanding of global education, global citizenship, and global history has been impacted by many scholars and organizations. Below I have highlighted videos from three of those influencers.

Globalizing U.S. history education involves an “opening” of students’ conceptions of the past through expanded content, broader methodology, and units of analysis that go beyond the nation. Supporting teachers to do this is essential for their instructional shifts and integral to student success in a complex and globalized world. Therefore, the Globalizing U.S. History project is a dynamic resource (updated monthly) that addresses the scarcity of professional development programs dedicated this approach. The resources we have assembled are designed to inspire, support innovation, and develop your leadership as an advocate for teaching U.S. History in a global context.

I want to thank the scholars and teachers who have contributed to this project. We hope you find joy exploring this resource and empowering your students. Stay in touch and post how you use this resource on twitter using #globalushistory.

Yours in global education – Craig Perrier

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  • Happy New Year! We are working on a new website to launch by March! Stay tuned.

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  • New resources added to the Myth of The Isolationism Module

    • Chase Madar article. Ostrich America (2010)

    • Frontline Documentary: Firestone and the Warlord (2014)

    • “Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World”: The Principles of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (1920)

December 2018

  • New resources added to the module US in a Globalization Context module:

    • Chicago Council on Global Affairs Report: America Engaged (2018)

    • Khan Academy – Globalization Resource (2018)

    • Mr. Sebastian Kurz, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs for Austria Speech at the United Nations (2016 – Video, Audio, and Translation)

    • President Trump’s “America First” speech at the United Nations (2018 – text and video)

November 2018

  • New resources added to the module Conflict in the British Empire: The American Revolution 1770-1800

    • Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant letter to British Secretary of State Lord George Germain (1776)

    • Short bio of Mohawk Chief Thayendanegea, Native History: Chief Joseph Brant Walked in Two Worlds (2013)

    • Overview of Native Americans during the American Revolution (2018)

October 2018

September 2018

  • New Resources added to the Civil Rights Module:

    • Nelson Mandela’s speech in Havana celebrating Cuba’s role in ending Apartheid (1991)

    • For All the World to See: Online Exhibit explores the historic role of visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States from the late-1940s to the mid-1970s (2010)

    • President Obama’s Speech At The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture (2018)

August 2018

  • New Resources added to the Civil Rights Module:

    • Deni, Viktor, “The Democracy of Mr. Lynch” (1930).

    • Moor, Dmitri, “Freedom to the prisoners of Scottsboro!” (1932).

    • Soviet poster ‘Under capitalism’ and ‘Under socialism’ (1948).

July 2018

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May 2018

  • Multiple Primary Resources Added to the Cold War Module

    • Speech by Mao Tse-tung “The People Of Asia, Africa And Latin America Should Unite And Drive American Imperialism Back To Where It Came From” (1959)

    • Speech by Mao Tse-tung “American Imperialism Is Closely Surrounded By The Peoples Of The World” (1964)

    • Shah of Iran’s final speech (1968)

April 2018

March 2018

  • 3 Primary Sources added to the Myth of The Isolationism Module

    • Newspaper accounts of US Marines in the Dominican Republic (1922)

    • Political cartoon of US arbitration of treaty between Peru and Chile (1922)

    • President Coolidge Speech in Cuba, 1928

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December 2017

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August 2017

  • 2 Articles added to the Myth of The Isolationism Module

    • Finding the King’s Fortune! California Discovers Oil in Saudi Arabia

    • Visual History of Saudi Aramco 1930s

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December 2016

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September 2016

  • 3 Podcasts Added to the Library from the website Historical Thinking addressing the concept of history, historical thinking, and global citizenship.

  • 2 sources on US intervention in the Dominican Republic added to to the The Isolationism Module

August 2016

July 2016

  • New Section Added – Interactive Visuals! – with 3 visuals on:

    • The Enlightenment and U.S. Independence

    • The U.S.Civil War

    • Social and Political Music in the Atlantic World

June 2016

  • 1 Primary Source Added to Cold War Module

  • 1 Data Analysis Tool Added to Primary Sources in the Globalization Module

  • 1 Primary Source Added to Civil Rights Module

  • 1 Primary Source Added to the Multi-national Companies Module

May 2016

  • 1 Supplemental Powerpoint Presentation added to the The Isolationism Module

  • 1 C-SPAN Video Added to the Cold War Module

  • 1 Podcast Added to Civil Rights Module

  • 1 Podcast Added on Terrorism added to US and Globalization Module

April 2016:

  • 2 Articles added to Interwar Isolationism and Civil Rights modules

  • 2 Political Cartoons added to Cold War Module