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ERIC Number: ED521791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 120
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-9429-6139-3
A People's History for the Classroom
Bigelow, Bill
Rethinking Schools, Ltd
"A People's History for the Classroom" helps teachers introduce students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of U.S. history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula. It includes a new introductory essay by veteran teacher Bill Bigelow on teaching strategies that align with Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States". These exemplary teaching articles and lesson plans--drawn from an assortment of Rethinking Schools publications--emphasize the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history, and raise important questions about patterns of wealth and power throughout U.S. history. An understanding of the "people's history of the United States" provides the perspective and analytical tools so important for making sense of--and improving--today's world.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rethinking Schools
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; United States; Vietnam