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ERIC Number: EJ932791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-6855
The History All around Us: Roosevelt High School and the 1968 Eastside Blowouts
Gibbs, Brian C.
Rethinking Schools, v25 n2 p44-48 Win 2010-2011
A text can be anything: a poem, a map, an old letter. To spur great learning, it needs to be provocative, powerful, open to multiple interpretations, and, above all, it needs to teach something profound. A school building can also become text when a teacher uses place as a way to make history come alive. The author discusses how he uses Theodore Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles and turns the school into a full-fledged text. He also discusses how he developed a lesson that began with the 1968 Eastside Blowouts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California