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Stearns, Peter N. "Getting Specific about Training in Historical Analysis: A Case Study in World History." In Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History: National and International Perspectives, edited by Peter N. Stearns, Peter Seixas and Sam Wineburg, 419-36. New York: New York University Press, 2000.


In this chapter Peter Stearns uses a comparison-based model for teaching world history in an undergraduate program. He found that having multiple smaller assignments throughout the term based on charting the similarities and differences between cultures on particular topics increased students’ ability to handle unfamiliar comparative situations during the course, although these charts did not necessarily help students understand causation.

Samantha Cutrara