Pearson World History was developed especially for you and your students. The story of its creation began with a three-day Innovation Lab in which teachers, historians, students, and authors came together to imagine our ideal Social Studies teaching and learning experiences. We refined the plan with a series of teacher roundtables that shaped this new approach to ensure your students' mastery of content and skills. A dedicated team, made up of Pearson authors, content experts, and social studies teachers, worked to bring our collective vision into reality. Kathy Swan, Professor of Education and architect of the new College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework, served as our expert advisor on curriculum and instruction.
Pearson would like to extend a special thank you to all of the teachers who helped guide the development of this program. We gratefully acknowledge your efforts to realize Next Generation Social Studies teaching and learning that will prepare American students for college, careers, and active citizenship.
Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools is a coalition of over 70 national civic learning, education, civic engagement, and business groups committed to improving the quality and quantity of civic learning in American schools. The Campaign served as an advisor on this program.
Buck Institute for Education is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping teachers implement the effective use of Project-Based Learning in their classrooms. Buck Institute staff consulted on the Project-Based Learning Topic Inquiries for this program.
[Program Academic Consultants]
Director of Outreach
College of Arts and Sciences
African Studies Center
Professor of History Emeritus
The Ohio State University
Associate Professor of History
Joanne Connor Green
Professor, Department Chair
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas
Ramdas Lamb, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Religion
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor
Professor of History
Truman State University
Jeffery Long, Ph.D.
Professor of Religion and Asian Studies
Professor of Islamic, Jewish and Comparative Studies
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies
Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages
Brigham Young University
Professor, Department of Religion
Professor Emeritus of Jewish History
Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Department of South Asian Studies
Christopher E. Smith, J.D., Ph.D.
Michigan State University
MSU School of Criminal Justice
East Lansing, Michigan
Professor of Islamic History
Michael R. Wolf
Department of Political Science
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, Indiana