Aug 8, 2019
The new AP World History Course and Exam Description (CED) is out and we have to figure out the best and most responsible way to teach it.
In this episode, Matt interviews Eric Beckman, a veteran teacher and winner of the 2018 William H. McNeill World History Association Teacher Scholarship. What exactly has changed?...
Jul 12, 2019
Are mountains of bird sh*t, a doctor giving his patients cancer, and the width of screw threads central to the rise of American imperialism? Yes! Matt and Dave discuss How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr.
This a text that will leave North American readers like Matt and Dave,...
Mar 7, 2019
Dave and Matt return from a winter break to discuss the future of AP World and review James C. Scott's book Against the Grain.
Matt: Wrangham, Catching Fire
Eric Jones, Angkor
Feist, Let It Die
MIMS, This Is Why I'm...
Dec 28, 2018
Texting in Class makes a triumphal return! Matt and Dave review Panorama: A World History by Laura J. Mitchell and Ross E. Dunn.
Dec 28, 2018
Matt and Dave are joined by special guests Henrik Lohmander and Peter Nicholson, computer game designers and historians with Paradox Interactive. We discuss their fascinating jobs working on the historical strategy games, how to break into historical game development, and the challenge of balancing history and...