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ERIC Number: EJ1141336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0610
"If You Had Told Me before That These Students Were Russians, I Would Not Have Believed It": An International Project about the (New) "Cold War"
Wansink, Bjorn; Zuiker, Itzél; Wubbels, Theo; Kamman, Maurits; Akkerman, Sanne
Teaching History, n166 p30-34 Mar 2017
Bjorn Wansink and his co-authors have aligned their teaching of a recent and controversial historical issue--the Cold War--in the light of a contemporary incident. This article demonstrates a means of ensuring that students understand that different cultures' views of their shared past are nuanced, rather than monolithic--a different concept in philosophy as well as in political culture. It highlights ways of ensuring that different schools' enquiries coalesce, and of using oral, family-borne histories to support what goes on in the classroom. It touches on the technological means of such co-operation. Ultimately, though, Wansink and his colleagues have used their history lessons to investigate and confront their students' stereotypes about other people of their own age.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; Russia; USSR; Ukraine
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A