The list author says: "I'm trying to step up my game in my world history classroom. So, I'm setting out to read all of these books by the end of 2012. As I read each book, I will add comments and report on how much that book helped me become a better world history teacher.
My goal is to make myself more knowledgeable and a better teacher. I hope it helps you do the same."
"Great look at all the countries that border the Indian Ocean; their past, present, and future as well as where America fits in. Train up your kids on the emerging Asian Century. Gave me ideas for lesson plans on the Age of Exploration, Interaction between Civilizations, and Trade & Commerce. As soon as it becomes available on paperback, I'm making it part of my outside reading curriculum."
"Your kids must learn about the Mongols. They offer a blueprint for how to foster global inter-connectivity and why the world is much better off when that happens. Since nobody old enough to teach learned about the Mongols when they were in school, it is essential for teachers to read this book."
"Dr. Kissinger provides an overview of all the major events in Chinese history and explains how they collectively affect China's current foreign policy outlook. American students must understand our country's relationship with China, so to whom better to turn than the man responsible for beginning it."