ACLS Digital Extension Grant for World History Commons

The American Council for Learned Societies has awarded our World History Commons project a digital extension grant. “Expanding the Commons: Supporting Emerging World History Scholars and Community Colleges through the World History Commons OER.” This grant will extend the reach and impact of World History Commons, which provides valuable resources to teachers, students, and researchers, including scholarly essays, teaching materials, historical thinking strategies, and curated primary sources. Expanding the Commons expands on the current project in two key ways. The first is by recruiting early career scholars to write new scholarly essays and incorporating their cutting-edge historical research into the project.  The second is by partnering with experienced community college faculty to connect World History Commons to the community college curriculum and to promote its use among community college world history teachers and students, increasing both access and visibility. Led by former Kelly Schrum, Nate Sleeter, and Jessica Otis, this project will provide a valuable resource to world history educators for many years to come.