The following an excerpt taken from the following article:
(Published in International Affairs, Chatham House, Volume 91, Number 6, November 2015)
‘History might be something that we introduce the students to in the opening lectures of an introductory International Relations class, but we tend to circumscribe it carefully, either treating history as an empirical treasure trove wherein we can find examples that fit or can be made to fit the way we choose to explain the world, or else concentrating so narrowly on concepts or particular issues that the lessons from studying historical developments are obscured. In contrast, the rediscovery of the UN’s wartime origins holds essential insights for today’.
The non-profit web site detailed below provides excellent online videos in world history. The videos are short and exciting enough to make you want to go onto the next one straight away and learn more: an excellent tool for schools. Partially funded and founded by the Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation; it was founded in 2005 by Salman Khan, an American of Indian descent. He holds an undergraduate from Harvard and a post graduate from MIT.
Here is a video of him giving a TED talk in March 2011:
His bio on Ted Talks:
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