Curriculum Planning: which non-European society might we offer at school?

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Alf Wilkinson, last updated: 1st July 2014

A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history - one study. chosen from:

  • early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900;
  • Mayan civilization c. AD 900;
  • Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300.

That's quite clear then - there's a choice between early Islam, Central America or Africa. All of which if you are like me you know very little about! How do I teach them when there are few if any relevant resources on these topics? A future piece will explore resources, but you might like to start with Primary History 67, summer 2014 and its article on Benin. The Maya will follow in PH68 and Baghdad in PH69...

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