Rethinking the rise of the West: The Great Divergence Debate

 
 

Konstantin Georgidis, Canterbury School, Ft. Myers, Florida

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Introduction
Class Activities: Comparing and Contrasting Points of View
Web Sources
Bibliography
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Lesson Plan(PDF)

China and Europe, 1500-2000 and Beyond: What is "Modern"?

Teachers’ Guide with Study Questions: China and Europe, 1500-2000

Lessons:

Rethinking the rise of the West: The Great Divergence Debate

Rethinking the rise of the West: Global Commodities

Standards of Modernity – China and Europe

Parallels in England and the Yangzi Basin of China in the 1800s

Web Sources

The above secondary sources are found at the following web sites:

Bridging World History
http://www.learner.org/channel/courses/worldhistory/unit_main_18.html

World History Connected
http://worldhistoryconnected.press.uiuc.edu/2.2/duchesne.html

Asia for Educators
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/
(Asia for Educators)