Jessica Otis F'20

Jessica  Otis
Assistant Professor of History and the Director of Public Projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
History and Art History
George Mason University

ACLS Digital Extension Grants 2020
Assistant Professor
History and Art History
George Mason University
Expanding the Commons: Supporting Emerging World History Scholars and Community Colleges through the World History Commons OER

“Expanding the Commons” extends the reach and impact of “World History Commons,” which provides valuable resources to teachers, students, and researchers. These resources include scholarly essays, teaching materials, historical thinking strategies, and curated primary sources. “Expanding the Commons” extends this scholarly digital project in two key ways. The first is by recruiting early career scholars to write new scholarly essays and incorporating their cutting-edge historical research into “World History Commons.” The second is by partnering with experienced community college faculty to connect “World History Commons” to the community college curriculum and to promote its use among community college world history teachers and students, increasing both access and visibility.