- CEDER-NRC Teacher Workshop
- East Asia National Resource Center
- Midwest Institute for International / Intercultural Education (MIIIE)
- U-M/UPR Outreach Collaboration
- World History Learning Community
- World History & Literature Initiative (WHaLI)
- Resources for Educators
World history is the story of changes within the human community, and in particular, the connections across time and space of humans and the various systems and patterns they construct. The World History & Literature Initiative (WHaLI) is a unique collaboration between the University of Michigan International Institute’s Title VI National Resource Centers and School of Education designed to deepen teachers’ understanding of world history, literature, and the ways in which their students learn new historical ideas.
How do I use these materials?
These materials can be used to help students understand the connections between micro-level “closeup” processes, “bigger picture” world historical processes, and “even bigger picture” global and cross-temporal processes. By nesting historical study in this manner, teachers can instill methods of historical thinking that permit students to “see” global patterns and switch scales from the global to the particular.
We recommend that teachers use this procedure to structure units of study »
How do I navigate the WHaLI Resources?
We are delighted to offer curricular resources for educators across all grade levels. You can explore the WHaLI resources by workshop theme below. Each workshop page also includes additional thematic and world history resources.
WHaLI Professional Development Workshops & Resources
- 2023: Border Walls: Navigating Exclusion in a Divided World
- 2022: Democracy in World History & LIterature
- 2020: Pandemics and Power in World History & Literature
- 2019: Empire, Independence & Decolonization in Global History & Literature
- 2018: Migration in Human History & Literature
- 2017: Resistance & Rebellion
- 2016: Global Human Rights & Human Dignity
- 2015: Using Literature to Teach History
- 2014: The City Across Space & Time
- 2013: The Cold War & Its Aftermath
- 2012: Global Crisis & Achievement
- 2011: Age of Global Revolutions
- 2010: Navigating Scales
- 2009: Encounters & Exchanges