ALWH hosted “Teaching the Global African Diaspora”: A One-Day Virtual Workshop for World History Teachers


On June 30, 2020 the Alliance for Learning in World History, led by Associate Director of the World History Center Molly Warsh, sponsored a day-long virtual professional development workshop on “Teaching the Global African Diaspora.”

The event included three key note speakers, Dr. Yolanda Covington-Ward, Dr. Audra Diptee, and Dr. Mari Webel. Each of the forty participants submitted an assignment or syllabus touching upon the global African diaspora. Following the keynote lectures, participants broke into smaller groups to workshop and discuss these assignments, facilitated by the keynote speakers and World History Center faculty, as well as to discuss teaching the global African diaspora more broadly.

Through a partnership with National Humanities Center, the World History Center will publish these educational materials in the Humanities in Class Digital Library, an Open Education Resources Platform in the fall of 2020.