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Field 118: World History/Geography 
Preparation Resources

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the CEOE test in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.


  1. National Center for History in the Schools. (1996). National Standards for History.
  2. National Council for Geographic Education. (2012). Geography for Life: National Geography Standards, Second Edition.
  3. National Council for the Social Studies. (2010). National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: A Framework for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.
  4. National Council for the Social Studies. (2014). College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K–12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History.
  5. National Council for the Social Studies. (2018). National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers.
  6. Oklahoma State Department of Education. (2009). OK Full (Subject Matter) Competencies for Licensure and Certification.


  1. History Matters, National Council for History Education.
  2. Journal of Social Science Education.
  3. Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies.
  4. Theory and Research in Social Education, National Council for the Social Studies.

Other Resources

  1. Adler, P. J., & Pouwels, R. (2018). World Civilizations, Eighth Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage.

  2. Banks, J. A., & McGee Banks, C. A. (1999). Teaching Strategies for the Social Studies: Decision-Making and Citizen Action, Fifth Edition. New York, NY: Longman.

  3. Beal, C. M., et al. (2012). Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary School, Sixth Edition. Boston, MA: Pearson.

  4. Bednarz, S., et al. (2020). Human Geography: A Spatial Perspective. Boston, MA: Cengage.

  5. Bentley, J., et al. (2014). Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past, Sixth Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

  6. Bjelland, M., et al. (2020). Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

  7. Bulliet, R. W., et al. (2018). The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, Seventh Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage.

  8. Duiker, W. J., & Spielvogel, J. J. (2018). World History, Ninth Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage.

  9. Fasulo, D., et al. (2020). History Alive! World Connections. Palo Alto, CA: Teachers' Curriculum Institute.

  10. Fouberg, E. H., & Murphy, A. B. (2020). Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons.

  11. Hansen, V., & Curtis, K. R. (2018). Voyages in World History, Third Edition. Boston, MA: Cengage.

  12. Hart, D. (2011). Geography Alive! Regions and People. Palo Alto, CA: Teachers' Curriculum Institute.

  13. Pollard, E., et al. (2021). Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World from the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present, Sith Edition. New York, NY: W. W. Norton.

  14. Rubenstein, J. M. (2019). The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography, Thirteenth Edition. Boston, MA: Pearson.

  15. Stearns, P. N., et al. (2021). World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Eighth Edition. Boston, MA: Pearson.

  16. Stone, R. (2015). Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.

  17. Strayer, R. W., & Nelson, E. W. (2021). Ways of the World with Sources, Combined Volume: A Brief Global History, Fifth Edition. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's.

  18. Von Sivers, P., et al. (2020). Patterns of World History with Sources, Fourth Edition. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press.

  19. Wiesner-Hanks, M. E., et al. (2017). A History of World Societies, Combined Volume, Eleventh Edition. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's.

Online Resources

  1. Asia for Educators —
  2. BBC's A History of the World in 100 Objects —
  3. Digital History —
  4. Edtechteacher Best of History Websites —
  5. Edtechteacher Best of History Websites – Government —
  6. Encyclopedia Britannica —
  7. Historical Scene Investigation —
  8. Historical Thinking Matters —
  9. History Channel —
  10. Internet History Sourcebooks Project —
  11. Library of Congress Digital Collections —
  12. Mankind: The Story of All of Us —
  13. National Archives DOCSTeach —
  14. National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment! —
  15. Oklahoma State Website —
  16. Reading Like a Historian – U.S. History —
  17. Reading Like a Historian – World History —
  18. World History Connected —
  19. World History Sources —

Professional Organizations

  1. Association of Teachers of Social Studies
  2. National Council for Geographic Education
  3. National Council for History Education
  4. National Council for the Social Studies

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