Sites of Encounter in World History Resources

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Read more: New workshop series encourages K-12 teachers to explore historical sites around the world

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


 Gupta Empire and Srivijaya Kingdom, 300-1200 (June 2019) 


HSS Framework 7th Grade 
Chapter 11 - World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern Times

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

Audio & Lesson Guides: Intersections: World Arts and Local Lives at the UCLA Fowler Museum

Curriculum Unit: Art in Action: Textiles of Southeast Asia

Videos: Weavers' Stories from Island Southeast Asia

Lecture Recordings: Art of the Austronesians: The Legacy of Indo-Pacific Voyaging

 Baghdad and Nishapur, 300-1200 (June 2020) 


Recommended Readings


Other Curriculum Materials







About the Workshop Series

This workshop series aims to provide area studies content and pedagogy training to K-12 public school educators that aligns with the CA History-Social Science Framework. The workshop series gives teachers an opportunity to hear lectures from scholars, gain exposure to new curricular materials, and practice pedagogical skills for designing new lessons units to expand the study of world regions and civilizations in their classrooms.

The workshop series is funded by Title VI grant under the U.S. Department of Education and is a collaborative project between UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, and UCLA History-Geography Project, under the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.