ERIC Number: ED426021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years. Resources for Teaching about the Impact of the Arrival of Columbus in the Americas. 2nd Edition.
Bigelow, Bill, Ed.; Peterson, Bob, Ed.
This revised edition offers an alternative narrative of the myth about the voyages of Christopher Columbus traditionally taught in schools. The hope is to encourage a deeper understanding of the European invasion's consequences, to honor the rich legacy of resistance to the injustices it created, to convey the appreciation for the diverse indigenous cultures of the hemisphere, and to reflect on what this all means for individuals today. The book features essays and interviews, poetry, analysis, and stories to present multiple perspectives on what the European exploration meant to the "New World." Following an introduction, the book is divided into nine chapters with essays, poems, newspaper articles, and a variety of materials for use in the classroom. Sections of the book include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Beginnings"; (3) "Elementary School Issues"; (4) "Rethinking Thanksgiving"; (5) "The Trial (The People vs. Columbus, et al.)"; (6) "The Tainos"; (7) "Secondary School Issues"; (8) "Contemporary Struggles"; (9) "Environmental Issues"; and (10) "Final Words." The volume concludes with a resources section containing books for young readers and adults, curriculum materials, videos, websites, and organizations. (EH)
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indian Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Global Education, Multicultural Education, Social Studies, United States History, World History
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: Network of Educators on the Americas.