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The following chart provides an overview of topics and lesson themes in the six modules of Our Shared Past in the Mediterranean. On the top line, the WHFUA Key Themes refer to the structure of the World History For Us All online curriculum. Download this chart as a pdf file under Module 1.

 

 

TOPIC TITLES IN EACH MODULE

WHFUA Key Theme 1: Patterns of Population

WHFUA Key Theme 2: Economic Networks and Exchange

WHFUA Key Theme 3: Uses and Abuses of Power

 WHFUA Key Theme 4: Haves and Have-Nots

 WHFUA Key Theme 5: Expressing Identity

WHFUA Key Theme 6: Science, Technology, and the Environment

WHFUA Key Theme 7: Spiritual Life and Moral Codes

Module 1: Framing the Mediterranean in Space and Time

 TOPIC 1: WHAT IS THE MEDITERRANEAN?

TOPIC 2: WHERE IS THE MEDITERRANEAN?

TOPIC 3: WHEN IS THE MEDITERRANEAN?

Lesson 1.2: The Mediterranean is a Great Place to Live: Mediterranean Climate

Lesson 1.4: Conditions for Navigating in the Mediterranean Sea

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 1.1: How the Mediterranean Sea Came To Be

Lesson 1.3: An Enclosed Sea Connected to Many Places

 

Lesson 1.5: Timescales in the Mediterranean and World History

Lesson 1.6: Parallel Timelines

Lesson 1.5: Timescales in the Mediterranean and World History

Lesson 1.6: Parallel Timelines

Lesson 1.5: Timescales in the Mediterranean and World History

Lesson 1.6: Parallel Timelines

Lesson 1.5: Timescales in the Mediterranean and World History

Lesson 1.6: Parallel Timelines

 

Lesson 1.5: Timescales in the Mediterranean and World History

Lesson 1.6: Parallel Timelines

Lesson 1.5: Timescales in the Mediterranean and World History

Lesson 1.6: Parallel Timelines

Lesson 1.5: Timescales in the Mediterranean and World History

Lesson 1.6: Parallel Timelines

Module 2: The Mediterranean and Beyond in Antiquity

 TOPIC 1: GEOGRAPHY AND FOOD CULTURE

TOPIC 2: ECONOMIC, ARTISTIC, AND TECHNOLOGICAL EXCHANGE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND BEYOND 

TOPIC 3: TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURAL INNOVATION

TOPIC 4: POWER AND AUTHORITY

TOPIC 6: SPIRITUAL LIFE

Lesson 2.3: Essential Innovations into and from the Mediterranean Region, 5000 – 1000 BCE

Lesson 2.4: The Life and Times of Carthage

Lesson 2.1: The Mediterranean Diet 

Lesson 2.2: Mediterranean Trade in the Bronze Age: Shipwrecks, Texts, and Buried Cities

Lesson 2.4: The Life and Times of Carthage

Lesson 2.5: A Bridge Lesson on Empires of the Indo-Mediterranean in Context

 

 

 

Lesson 2.3: Essential Innovations into and from the Mediterranean Region, 5000 – 1000 BCE

Lesson 2.2: Mediterranean Trade in the Bronze Age: Shipwrecks, Texts, and Buried Cities

Lesson 2.3: Essential Innovations into and from the Mediterranean Region, 5000 – 1000 BCE

 

Lesson 2.1: The Mediterranean Diet

Lesson 2.3: Essential Innovations into and from the Mediterranean Region, 5000 – 1000 BCE

 

Lesson 2.2: Mediterranean Trade in the Bronze Age: Shipwrecks, Texts, and Buried Cities

Lesson 2.6: Religious Imagery and Ideas in the Mediterranean

Over Time

 

Module 3: Becoming Global and Staying Local: The Mediterranean from 300-1500 CE

TOPIC 1: POPULATIONS PATTERNS AND MIGRATION: WHY DO PEOPLE LEAVE HOME?

TOPIC 2: TRADE: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO RUN A BUSINESS?

TOPIC 3: IDEAS IN MOTION

TOPIC 5: WHAT DOES RELIGION HAVE TO DO WITH IT?         

Lesson 3.2: Populations on the Move

Lesson 3.1: What Does It Take to Make a City?

Lesson 3.3: Trade Routes: Goods and Ideas in Motion

 

Lesson 3.2: Populations on the Move

 

Lesson 3.4: What Does It Take to Make a Book?

Lesson 3.5: Houses of Worship and Places of Veneration

Lesson 3.3: Trade Routes: Goods and Ideas in Motion

Lesson 3.5: Houses of Worship and Places of Veneration

Module 4: Mediterranean Transformations in a Changing Global Context, 1450-1800

 TOPIC 1: BEYOND GOLDEN AGE AND DECLINE

TOPIC 2: EXPANSION, EXPLORATION AND EXPLOITATION: POPULATION MOVEMENTS IN THE AGE OF EMPIRES 

TOPIC 3: NETWORKS OF TRADE, TECHNOLOGY AND TASTE     

TOPIC 4: COSMOPOLITAN PORT CITIES ON THE MEDITERRANEAN

TOPIC 6: SLAVERY IN MEDITERRANEAN CONTEXTS

Lesson 4.2: Mapping Imperial Contexts

Lesson 4.4: Mapping Mediterranean Movers and Shakers

Lesson 4.5: Bittersweet: The Sugar Trade and Its Effects   

Lesson 4.6: Coffee, Coffeehouses, and Controversy

Lesson 4.7: Conspicuous Consumption and Competitive Trade: The Story of Silk

Lesson 4.2: Mapping Imperial Contexts

Lesson 4.3: Comparison of Historical Maps

Lesson 4.5: Bittersweet: The Sugar Trade and Its Effect 

Lesson 4.8: Salonica, Cosmopolitan Port City

Lesson 4.9: Slavery in the Mediterranean

Lesson 4.1: Beyond Golden Age and Decline

Lesson 4.4: Mapping Mediterranean Movers and Shakers

Lesson 4.5: Bittersweet: The Sugar Trade and Its Effects   

Lesson 4.6: Coffee, Coffeehouses, and Controversy

Lesson 4.7: Conspicuous Consumption and Competitive Trade: The Story of Silk

Lesson 4.6: Coffee, Coffeehouses, and Controversy

Lesson 4.8: Salonica, Cosmopolitan Port City

Module 5: Reform and Social Change in the Mediterranean, 1798-1914

TOPIC 1: THE NEED FOR REFORM: A STUDY IN THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

TOPIC 2: THE CASE FOR REFORM FROM WITHIN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: THREE ADVOCATES 

TOPIC 3: MEHMET ALI AND REFORM IN EGYPT

TOPIC 4: KHAYR AL-DIN AND REFORM IN TUNISIA

TOPIC 5: SULTAN ABDULMECID I AND TANZIMAT REFORMS

TOPIC 6: WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT AND THE TRADITION OF THE SALON

Lesson 5.1: Assessing the need for Reform Through Maps

ADD’L LESSON World War I in the Mediterranean Region

Lesson 5.1: Assessing the need for Reform Through Maps

Lesson 5.4A:  Portrayals of Mehmet Ali: Windows on Politics and Culture Across the Mediterranean

Lesson 5.6B: Modern Institutions and Infrastructure: From Schools to Steamships 

 

Lesson 5.3: Two Revolutionary Documents: the Proclamation of Gulhane (1839) to The Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789)

Lesson 5.4A:  Portrayals of Mehmet Ali: Windows on Politics and Culture Across the Mediterranean

Lesson 5.4B: Mehmet Ali and Reforms in Egypt

ADD’L LESSON World War I in the Mediterranean Region

Lesson 5.1: Assessing the need for Reform Through Maps

Lesson 5.6B: Modern Institutions and Infrastructure: From Schools to Steamships

Lesson 5.2: Three Advocates for Reform 

Lesson 5.5A:  The Man and the Image: Groomed for Reform

Lesson 5.5B:  Man of Thought and Action

Lesson 5.6A: Man on a World Stage 

Lesson 5.7: The Salon Heritage and its Transformation

Lesson 5.8: Scripting/Enacting a Salon Session 

 

Lesson 5.6B: Modern Institutions and Infrastructure: From Schools to Steamships

ADD’L LESSON World War I in the Mediterranean Region

Lesson 5.3: Two Revolutionary Documents: A Comparison of the Proclamation of Gulhane (1839) to The Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789)

Lesson 5.7: The Salon Heritage and its Transformation

Lesson 5.8: Scripting/Enacting a Salon Session

Module 6: The Modern Mediterranean, 1945 - Present

TOPIC 1: FINITE RESOURCES: ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

TOPIC 2: THE COLD WAR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN           

TOPIC 3: URBANIZATION AND THE MEDITERRANEAN 

TOPIC 4: PATTERNS OF POPULATION & EXPRESSING IDENTITY: MIGRATION

TOPIC 6: THE “ARAB SPRING” FROM ALL SIDES

TOPIC 7: EPILOGUE – IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN 

Lesson 6.6: Mediterranean Guests in The Netherlands and the Birth of Multi-Cultural Europe

Lesson 6.7: Fortress Europe or a Euro-Mediterranean

Lesson 6.8: Music: Influences Into and Out of the Mediterranean

 

Lesson 6.1: Oil’s Curse/Oil’s Blessing: Pipelines & Tankers

Lesson 6.5: Urban Hubs of Mediterranean Globalization: Barcelona and Istanbul

Lesson 6.10: Mediterranean Futures

 

 

Lesson 6.3: Rebuilding the Mediterranean: The Marshall Plan and Italy 

Lesson 6.4: The Mediterranean in the Era of Nasser 1952 -1970

Lesson 6.9: The Arab Spring from All Sides: 2011 in Multiple Contexts

Lesson 6.3: Rebuilding the Mediterranean: The Marshall Plan and Italy 

Lesson 6.4: The Mediterranean in the Era of Nasser 1952 -1970

Lesson 6.6: Mediterranean Guests in The Netherlands and the Birth of Multi-Cultural Europe

Lesson 6.7: Fortress Europe or a Euro-Mediterranean

Lesson 6.5: Urban Hubs of Mediterranean Globalization: Barcelona and Istanbul

Lesson 6.8: Music: Influences Into and Out of the Mediterranean

Lesson 6.9: The Arab Spring from All Sides: 2011 in Multiple Contexts

Lesson 6.10: Mediterranean Futures

Lesson 6.1: Oil’s Curse/Oil’s Blessing: Pipelines & Tankers

Lesson 6.2: Did the Aswan High Dam Tame or Kill the Nile River?

Lesson 6.10: Mediterranean Futures

Lesson 6.8: Music: Influences Into and Out of the Mediterranean

Lesson 6.9: The Arab Spring from All Sides: 2011 in Multiple Contexts