History Lessons

Author: Dana Lindaman
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585753
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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History Lessons offers a lighthearted and fascinating challenge to the biases we bring to our understanding of American history. The subject of widespread attention when it was first published in 2004—including a full front-page review in the Washington Post Book World and features on NPR’s Talk of the Nation and the History Channel—this book gives us a glimpse into classrooms across the globe, where opinions about the United States are first formed. Heralded as “timely and important” (History News Network) and “shocking and fascinating” (New York Times), History Lessons includes selections from Russia, France, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Canada, and others, covering such events as the American Revolution, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Iran hostage crisis, and the Korean War, providing an alternative history of the United States from the Viking explorers to the post–Cold War era. By juxtaposing starkly contrasting versions of the historical events we take for granted, History Lessons affords us a sometimes hilarious, often sobering look at what the world learns about America’s past.

Teaching American History in a Global Context

Author: Carl J. Guarneri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317459024
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This comprehensive resource is an invaluable teaching aid for adding a global dimension to students' understanding of American history. It includes a wide range of materials from scholarly articles and reports to original syllabi and ready-to-use lesson plans to guide teachers in enlarging the frame of introductory American history courses to an international view.The contributors include well-known American history scholars as well as gifted classroom teachers, and the book's emphasis on immigration, race, and gender points to ways for teachers to integrate international and multicultural education, America in the World, and the World in America in their courses. The book also includes a 'Views from Abroad' section that examines problems and strategies for teaching American history to foreign audiences or recent immigrants. A comprehensive, annotated guide directs teachers to additional print and online resources.

The Teacher s Guide to Media Literacy

Author: Cyndy Scheibe
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412997585
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The authors provide concrete, innovative ways to integrate media literacy education across the curriculum. A companion Website provides tools for analyzing all kinds of media.

Not Written in Stone

Author: Kyle Ward
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586040
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Looking at the different ways textbooks from different eras present the same historical events, Not Written in Stone offers an abridged and annotated version of Kyle Ward’s celebrated History in the Making specifically designed for classroom use. In each section, Ward provides an overview, questions for discussions and analysis, and then a fascinating chronological sampling of textbook excerpts that reveal the fascinating differences between different textbooks over time. Topics covered include: Images of Native Americans, Columbus’ First Voyage, Pocahontas and Captain John Smith, Anne Hutchinson, Pequot War, Property Rights in the New World, Salem Witch-hunt, Boston Massacre, Lexington and Concord, The Battle of Trenton, George Rogers Clark, Women in the American Revolution, Shays’ Rebellion, The Barbary Pirates, Sacagawea, Tecumseh and Harrison, Monroe Doctrine, The Alamo, The Trail of Tears, Andrew Jackson’s Adoption, Start of the Mexican-American War, Mormons, Dred Scott, African-American Soldiers, Slavery, US-Dakota War of 1862, African-Americans during Reconstruction, Andrew Carnegie and the Homestead Strike, Wounded Knee Massacre, Immigrants, McKinley Assassination, Philippine-American War.

As Others See Us

Author: Stephen Brooks
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781551116884
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This is a gem of a book. It should be read by all who care about the role of the United States in the world." - Graham Wilson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Teachers Have It Easy

Author: Daniel Moulthrop
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585850
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since its initial publication and multiple reprints in hardcover in 2005, Teachers Have It Easy has attracted the attention of teachers nationwide, appearing on the New York Times extended bestseller list, C-SPAN, and NPR’s Marketplace, in addition to receiving strong reviews nationwide. Now available for the first time in paperback, this groundbreaking book examines how bad policy makes teachers’ lives miserable. Many teachers today must work two or more jobs to survive; they cannot afford to buy homes or raise families. Interweaving teachers’ voices from across the country with hard-hitting facts and figures, this book is a clear-eyed view of the harsh realities of public school teaching, without chicken-soup-for-the-soul success stories. With a look at the problems of recruitment and retention, the myths of short workdays and endless summer vacations, the realities of the work week, and shocking examples of how society views America’s teachers, Teachers Have It Easy explores the best ways to improve public education and transform our schools.

Die Menschheit hat den Verstand verloren

Author: Astrid Lindgren
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843711755
Format: PDF
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Ein einzigartiges Zeitdokument von Astrid Lindgren „Wie ist es möglich, dass die Menschheit solche Qualen erleiden muss, und warum gibt es Krieg?“ Astrid Lindgren hat unsere Kindheit geprägt. Mit Pippi Langstrumpf und Wir Kinder aus Bullerbü hat sie unseren Blick auf die Welt verändert. Ihre Geschichten handeln von Mut, Hoffnung, Liebe und Widerstand. Lange bevor diese Bücher entstanden, schrieb sie ihre Gedanken über das dunkelste Kapitel des 20. Jahrhunderts nieder: den Zweiten Weltkrieg. In ihren Tagebüchern schildert sie, wie Europa von Faschismus, Rassismus und Gewalt vergiftet wird. Nachdenklich und betroffen, aber auch mit dem so unverwechselbaren Tonfall stellt Astrid Lindgren in ihren Tagebüchern wichtige Fragen, die heute wieder von erschreckender Aktualität sind: Was ist gut und was ist böse? Was tun, wenn Fremdenfeindlichkeit und Rassismus das Denken und Handeln der Menschen bestimmen? Wie kann jeder Einzelne von uns Stellung beziehen? Neben dem Kriegsgeschehen erzählt sie von ihrem Familienleben und den ersten Schreibversuchen: 1944 schenkt sie ihrer Tochter das Manuskript von Pippi Langstrumpf zum Geburtstag. Das persönliche Zeitdokument einer sehr klugen Frau, die schon immer den Blick für das große Ganze hatte.