THE HISTORY SLEUTH
Solving Problems in World History
Each problem has a brief reading that sets context, questions for students to focus on as they conduct research, a primary source, and wrap-up questions that emphasize connections to today. Examples: How can we explain the mystery of the Mayan civilization collapse? Did the Crusades plant the seeds of today’s conflicts between radical Islam and the Christian West? Was Mahatma Gandhi primarily responsible for ending British rule in India? How have diseases and plagues changed the course of world history?