Jasmine, Please go to the site and click on Introduction to the philosophy of this course, where you will find my ideas about teaching and learning. I have slide shows done for the Prehistoric world, 5,000 BCE and Indus River Valley. This may be far to early in date for your focus, however contrasting "then and now" might be something you would find useful. I can send you a powerpoint by PDF. It has little text in the powerpoint because I talk about each slide. The text is in the micro lesson on the website.
I think what we work on now can be used next year if not this year. This might give you a chance to choose different readings for your class.
I know time is difficult to find and hope you can spare some for us to work together.