Discrimination by Default

Author: Lu-in Wang
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814794475
Format: PDF, ePub
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As issues of history and memory collide in our society and in the classroom, the time is ripe to rethink the place of history in our schools. Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History represents a unique effort by an international group of scholars to understand the future of teaching and learning about the past. It will challenge the ways in which historians, teachers, and students think about teaching history. The book concerns itself first and foremost with the question, "How do students develop sophisticated historical understandings and how can teachers best encourage this process?" Recent developments in psychology, education, and historiography inform the debates that take place within Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History. This four-part volume identifies the current issues and problems in history education, then works towards a deep and considered understanding of this evolving field. The contributors to this volume link theory to practice, making crucial connections with those who teach history. Published in conjunction with the American Historical Association.

The Emergence of Mexican America

Author: John-Michael Rivera
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814775578
Format: PDF, Docs
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The divide over race is usually framed as one over Black and White. Sociologist Eileen O’Brien is interested in that middle terrain, what sits in the ever-increasing gray area she dubbed the racial middle. The Racial Middle, tells the story of the other racial and ethnic groups in America, mainly Latinos and Asian Americans, two of the largest and fastest-growing minorities in the United States. Using dozens of in-depth interviews with people of various ethnic and generational backgrounds, Eileen O’Brien challenges the notion that, to fit into American culture, the only options available to Latinos and Asian Americans are either to become white or to become brown. Instead, she offers a wholly unique analysis of Latinos and Asian Americans own distinctive experiences—those that aren’t typically White nor Black. Though living alongside Whites and Blacks certainly frames some of their own identities and interpretations of race, O’Brien keenly observes that these groups struggles with discrimination, their perceived isolation from members of other races, and even how they define racial justice, are all significant realities that inform their daily lives and, importantly, influence their opportunities for advancement in society. A refreshing and lively approach to understanding race and ethnicity in the twenty-first century, The Racial Middle gives voice to Latinos and Asian-Americans place in this country’s increasingly complex racial mosaic.

Unsere kleine Farm Laura im gro en Wald

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Publisher: Ueberreuter Verlag
ISBN: 3764191414
Format: PDF, Docs
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In einem Blockhaus tief in den dichten Wäldern von Wisconsin lebt Laura mit ihrer Familie. Pa geht auf die Jagd und bestellt die Felder, Laura und ihr Schwester Mary helfen Ma beim Kochen und im Haus oder passen auf das Baby Carrie auf. Und abends sitzt die Familie dann um das Kaminfeuer und Pa spielt ein Lied auf seiner Fiedel. Über Langeweile können sie nicht klagen, denn es ist immer etwas los: ein Tanzfest bei Großvater, Plätzchenbacken für Weihnachten, ein Bär, der ums Haus schleicht, ein Ausflug in die Stadt und schließlich die reiche Ernte.Der erste Band der "Unsere kleine Farm"-Reihe - Der Klassiker für Klein und Groß!

Kleine gro e Schritte

Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641212294
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ruth Jefferson ist eine der besten Säuglingsschwestern des Mercy-West Haven Hospitals in Connecticut. Dennoch wird ihr die Versorgung eines Neugeborenen von der Klinikleitung untersagt – die Eltern wollen nicht, dass eine dunkelhäutige Frau ihr Baby berührt. Doch eines Tages arbeitet Ruth allein auf der Station und bemerkt, dass das Kind keine Luft mehr bekommt. Sie entscheidet schließlich, sich der Anweisung zu widersetzen und dem Jungen zu helfen. Doch ihre Hilfe kommt zu spät, und Ruth wird von den Eltern des Jungen angeklagt, schuld an dessen Tod zu sein. Ein nervenaufreibendes Verfahren beginnt ...