Alliance for Learning in World History

The Alliance for Learning in World History (ALWH) is a collaboration between educators and history scholars who seek to advance the teaching and learning of world history in classrooms in the U.S. and around the world.  The Alliance sponsors yearly professional development programs that link leading practitioners in world history scholarship, curriculum, teacher preparation, professional development, and educational research.  The ALWH was previously funded by the Social Science Research Council and the British Council and now draws on support from Columbia University and the World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh. 

The Alliance is anchored at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as one of the primary education initiatives pursued by the WHC. Molly Warsh, Associate Director of the WHC and Head of Educational Outreach, serves as the Steering Committee Chair and primary contact for the ALWH.  

Teaching the Global African Diaspora

 

On June 30, 2020 the ALWH hosted a day-long virtual professional development workshop on Teaching the Global African Diaspora

Hot Topics in World History

On June 30, 2019 the ALWH hosted a one-day professional workshop for world history teachers titled "Hot Topics in World History," featuring sessions on teaching with comnics led by Trevor Getz, maps in the world history classroom led by Ruth Mostern, and games in the world history classroom led by Bennett Sherry. The event drew teachers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, and Virginia. 

Alliance for Learning in World History 2018 Summer Workshop

On June 28th and 29th, the WHC hosted the Alliance for Learning in World History 2018 Summer Workshop at Pitt hosted by the Humanities Center at Pitt.

Teaching World History Resources

The ALWH compiles materials that are useful to teachers of World History through workshops and submissions from both college faculty and K-12 teachers.  Access to these materials are by request.  If you would like to view and download these materials, please send an email to Molly Warsh at warsh@pitt.edu.  Include information about yourself and why you're interested in the World History pedagogical material. 

If you have already received access to the material, click here to be taken to the resources page.