Education Programs

How to Think​ ​(and Teach) About World History in the Digital Age

October 18, 2017

Molly Warsh
Molly Warsh

Elizabeth Mulcahy
Elizabeth Mulcahy

How has the study and teaching of​ ​world history been​ ​transformed by the proliferation of digital tools? In this podcast,​ ​Elizabeth Mulcahy, who teaches social studies in Albemarle County, VA, and Molly Warsh, assistant professor of world history at the University of Pittsburgh, discuss the​ ​ways​ ​new technologies have expanded the possibilities for exploring world history, how those changes shape thinking, and the positives and negatives associated with such readily accessed information from around the world.

​Mulcahy and ​Warsh are participants in a new educational initiative from the National Humanities Center, ​​Humanities in Class: A Guide to Thinking and Learning in the Humanities, which seeks to highlight the processes of discovery, analysis, and teaching specific to different humanities disciplines.