ERIC Number: ED432482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Resistance in Paradise: Rethinking 100 Years of U.S. Involvement in the Caribbean and the Pacific.
Wei, Deborah, Ed.; Kamel, Rachael, Ed.
This teaching resource presents multiple perspectives of U.S. history by introducing the voices of peoples who may feel disconnected from the American Dream. Secondary level students are encouraged to understand how the vision of history is shaped according to who is looking and who is being seen. Organized in seven chapters, the document opens with an introductory chapter examining the events and aftermath of the 1898 Spanish American War and U.S. intervention in Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawai'i, American Samoa, the Philippines, and Cuba. Subsequent chapters present brief historical overviews of each of the countries that came under U.S. rule at that time. For each chapter, lessons, suggested learning activities, and student handouts of readings are provided. The readings include primary source materials from newspaper articles and political cartoons, historical documents, and personal testimonies. A broad range of fictional and non-fictional contemporary pieces are provided. The materials and activities are appropriate for interdisciplinary use in history, social studies, or English courses and include role plays, debates, writing exercises, classroom discussions, and the creation of stories, poems, and cartoons. A glossary, list of historical and geographic names, and contributors notes conclude the document. (MM)
Descriptors: American Studies, Foreign Countries, Imperialism, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Relations, Latin Americans, Minority Groups, Pacific Americans, Political Attitudes, Political Power, Primary Sources, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Self Determination, Social Studies, United States History
American Friends Service Committee, Community Relations Division, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 ($12).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, PA.; Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum Support.