ERIC Number: ED344818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Navigating the Quincentennial: A Question of Balance. Project.
Nelson, Cathy; And Others
The 1992 quincentenary marking the 500th anniversary of the Columbus voyage to the present-day Americas provides an opportunity for teachers to employ materials and methods that reflect inclusive educational principles. Inclusive education involves helping students and staff to gain an understanding and appreciation of all groups present in the local, national, and global communities. It offers students and staff learning and teaching opportunities that reflect the wide range of contributions by and roles open to people similar to and different from themselves. The goals of this project were to identify (1) issues the Quincentennial presents classroom teachers; (2) opportunities to use this event to embrace "teachable moments," particularly to model inclusive education; (3) curriculum and resources, including sample lessons; and (4) teachers interested in engaging in conversations about the teaching of social studies. The document is divided into the following sections: project description, goals of the project, framing the issues, did you know, classroom opportunities, conversations among teachers of the social studies, lesson plans (17 are included), teacher to teacher, history day in Minnesota, suggested activities, annotated bibliography, resources, watch for these, "The History of 1492: Textbook Checklist"; "Checklist: 1492-1992 Curricular Materials"; "Celebrating Columbus' Voyage: A Case of Historical Amnesia" (W. R. Buffalohead); "A Note of Tainos: Whither Progress?" (J. Barreiro); and "Discovering Columbus: Rereading the Past" (W. Bigelow). (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Minnesota Humanities Commission, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Council of Social Studies, St. Paul.