Integrating Globalization into the Curriculum: Two Examples

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This article contributes to the emerging dialogue on the usefulness of integrating the phenomenon of globalization into history courses, and on the possibilities created when students actively define their interests in the classroom. It does so by offering two concrete examples of how the phenomenon of globalization might be integrated into the classroom. Our work is still preliminary, as these courses have only been attempted a few times. However, we hope that social studies and history instructors will agree that the first step towards incorporating globalization into the curriculum is to make some attempt to do so. Indeed, while useful knowledge is certainly gained by both theoretical discussions and by authoritative, masterful tomes, teachers of world history know that it is also improved by pedagogical experiments in the classroom.