Education Programs: Education Development and Demonstration

Period of Performance

7/1/2003 - 6/30/2006

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$215,000.00 (approved)
$215,000.00 (awarded)

Women, World History, and the Web: Teaching and Learning Through Online Primary Sources

FAIN: ED-50050-03

George Mason University (Fairfax, VA 22030-4444)
Roy Rosenzweig (Project Director: October 2002 to February 2007)

An online curriculum resource center for world history teachers and students which would include annotated and translated primary documents on women's roles in many cultures and teaching strategies and support for using these materials effectively.

World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching. These issues are expecially challenging for the history of women in the world. Women, World History, and the Web responds by creating an online curriculum resource center to help high scholl and college world history teachers and their students locate and analyze primary sources dealing with women in world history. These materials will encourage teachers to integrate the latest scholarship in women's history and world history into their courses and will give students a more sophisticated framework for understanding women in world history. Women, World History, and the Web will pursue these goals with five primary features: 1) Women in World History Curriculum Modules; 2) Finding Women in World Hisoty on the Web; 3) Reading Women in Documents; 4) Analyzing Documents of Women in the World; 5 Teaching Women in the World Through Primary Sources.