Sites of Encounter in World History Resources

 Gupta Empire and Srivijaya Kingdom, 300-1200 

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HSS Framework 7th Grade 

California History-Social Science Framework for K-12 Public Education

Chapter 11 - World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times

HSS Framework Resources / UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

Primary Sources

Yijing’s Descriptions of Srivijaya (c. 671 to 695 CE)

The Talang Tuwo Inscription from Palembang, South Sumatra (684 CE)

Compiled by Professor Lance Nolde, CSU Channel Islands

Recommended Readings

Hall, Kenneth R. A History of Early Southeast Asia: Maritime Trade and Societal Development, 100-1500. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011. (Chapter 4).

Lockard, Craig A. Southeast Asia in World History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. (Chapters 2 & 3).

Other Curriculum Materials

Intersections: World Arts and Local Lives - Audio & Lesson Guides / UCLA Fowler Museum

Weavers' Stories from Island Southeast Asia - Videos / UCLA Fowler Museum

Art of the Austronesians: The Legacy of Indo-Pacific Voyaging - Podcasts / UCLA Fowler Museum

Lesson Units

Art in Action: Textiles of Southeast Asia / UCLA Fowler Museum

UCLA History-Geography Project Curriculum Resources for World History

How did trade connections between the Gupta Empire in India facilitate the spread of Buddhist and Hindu ideas and beliefs in Srivijaya? / UCLA History-Geography Project

Did the Caste System Unite Ancient Indian Society? / UCLA History-Geography Project

 Baghdad and Nishapur, 300-1200 

Read more: Workshop emphasizes medieval Baghdad and Nishapur as sites of global knowledge exchange

HSS Framework

What Does a HSS Framework-aligned History Classroom Look Like? / UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The Futile Quest for Coverage, Part II / Beth Slutsky, Ph.D., California History-Social Science Project

Lecture Recordings

Nishapur: Professor Beeta Baghoolizadeh (Bucknell)

Baghdad: Professor Michael Cooperson (UCLA)

Recommended Readings

Baghoolizadeh, Beeta and Alex Shams, Rustin Zarkar. "Ferdowsi's Legacy Examining Persian Nationalist Myths of the Shahnameh." Ajam Media Collective, 17 Jan. 2013.

Bulliet, Richard W. The Patricians of Nishapur: A Study in Medieval Islamic Social History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972. (Introduction & Chapter 1)

Cooperson, Michael. "Daily Life in Baghdad." In E. Selove (Ed.), Baghdad at the Centre of a World, 8th-13th Century: An Introductory Textbook (pp. 23-29). Theran Press, 2019.

Güther, Sebastian. "Knowledge and Learning in Baghdad." In E. Selove (Ed.), Baghdad at the Centre of a World, 8th-13th Century: An Introductory Textbook (pp. 83-91)Theran Press, 2019.

Curriculum Resources

Excavations at Nishapur / Metropolitan Museum

Artifacts from medieval Nishapur / British Museum

Zahak in World War II / Postcards drawn by Kem (Kimon Evan Marengo 1907-1988) for the British Ministry of Information

Historical maps of the Middle East / Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago

Other Curriculum Materials

Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for Educators / University of Chicago Library

Rethinking the Region: New Approaches to 9-12 U.S. Curriculum on the Middle East & North Africa /

Lesson Units

Daily Life in Mediaval Nishapur from Art of the Islamic World: A Resource for Educators / Metropolitan Museum

Common Core Math and Islamic Art / Philadelphia Museum of Art

Islamic Art and Geometric Design: Activities for Learning / Metropolitan Museum

How was the city of Nishapur a site of encounter? / UCLA History-Geography Project

How does poetry help us understand how people thought and felt in 1200s-1300s Southwest Asia? / UCLA History-Geography Project

What is the significance of Islamic navigation tools? / UCLA History-Geography Project


 Malacca and Ottoman Empire, 1400-1800 


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Published: Friday, November 1, 2019