Teaching World History


A collaborative project at the University of Pittsburgh.

Teaching World History, based at the University of Pittsburgh, is a comprehensive program of research, curriculum development, teacher preparation, and professional development in world history. Collaborators include the World History Center, the Global Studies Center, the School of Education, and the Department of History. Current work includes preparation of pre-service teachers through the School of Education, service as one of two headquarters offices for the Alliance for Learning in World History, and an expanding project in professional development in world history with the Mt. Lebanon Schools.

Previous Work

Teacher Workshops

Teaching World History will present two workshops for in-service teachers of world history during the spring semester of 2014. The workshops will be held in March and April; the details will be announced in December 2013.

Preservice Teaching Program

The School of Education and the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh combine to provide a strong program preparing new teachers of world history.


U.S. Data

The World History Center, in collaboration with the National Council for History Education, supports this collection of data on curriculum and instruction of world history in schools and colleges throughout the United State. More >

Global Data

The World History Center, in collaboration with the Network of Global and World History Organizations (NOGWHISTO), is developing information on the teaching of world history in countries around the world. More >

Resource Library

The World History Resource Library is a collection of textbooks, summaries of standards, and curriculum guides for the teaching of world history at all levels. More >

Resource Archive

The archive of the World History Center includes nearly 20 years of archives on world history research, teaching, professional development, and institutional development. The archive, including 70 linear feet of paper records and a much larger quantity of electronic records, is available for study upon application by qualified researchers. More>