On Teaching Column: A (Fort) Ancient Commonwealth: Local History in a Premodern World History Survey

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A (Fort) Ancient Commonwealth: Local History in a Premodern World History Survey”

By Timothy Smit, Ph.D., Eastern Kentucky University

Abstract: This article discusses the process of adding a local history component to a premodern world history undergraduate survey through the creation of module focused on the Commonwealth of Kentucky between 1000 and 1400 CE in order to introduce students to the rich and long history of where they live.

Keywords: pedagogy, world history survey, Kentucky, local history, online teaching

Edited by Birgit Schneider

Special thanks to the anonymous peer reviewers.

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(c) 2022 The Middle Ground Journal, (ISSN: 2155-1103) Number 24, Fall 2022, http://TheMiddleGroundJournal.org See Submission Guidelines page for the journal’s not-for-profit educational open-access policy.

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