Beyond the Scramble for Africa: Teaching Imperialism and Colonialism in World History

September 14, 2023 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. PT / 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. ET

What is the right way to discuss imperialism? Is there a right way to discuss imperialism? In this session, Bram Hubbell will discuss how to prioritize the voices of colonized peoples in student-centered classes. Participants will explore imperialism in a global context while elevating the diverse experiences and responses to colonialism during this period in world history. Whether you are a long-experienced teacher or new to the teaching profession, this session will help you to integrate more textual and visual primary sources into your teaching of imperialism. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about how they can work to audit and supplement their curricular offerings in order to ensure their classrooms are both supportive of student understanding and inclusive of a variety of sources centered on the immediate and lasting impact of imperialism.

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Bram Hubbell

Bram Hubbell writes about teaching world history for the newsletter Liberating Narratives. He focuses on helping teachers decolonize the teaching of world history by questioning Eurocentric narratives and centering African, Asian, Indigenous, and Latinx voices in the classroom. He currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina, but can often be found traveling all over Afroeurasia. He has visited more than 70 countries. Bram's travels inform his writing and approach to teaching. For over twenty years, he lived in New York City and taught world history at Friends Seminary. He also served on the AP World History curriculum and test development committees for many years and regularly participated in the AP World History reading.

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