Connecting Past and Present: Concepts and Models for Service-learning in History

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Stylus Publishing, LLC., 2000 - Education - 211 pages
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The question that animates this volume, 16th in the ""Service-Learning in the Disciplines Series"", is: Why connect service-learning to history courses? The contributors answer that question in different ways and illustrate and highlight a diversity of historical approaches and interpretations. All agree, however, that they do their jobs better as teachers (and in some cases as researchers) by engaging their students in service-learning. This book offers an interesting read with a compelling case for the importance of history and how service-learning can improve the historian's craft.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
ServiceLearning as a Strategy for Advancing the Contemporary University and the Discipline of History
11
ServiceLearning Academically Based Community Service and the Historic Mission of the American Urban Research Univeristy
27
Emersons Prophecy
43
Training the Metaphorical Mind
61
A New Approach to the Study of the American Character
83
Reflections of a Historian on Teaching a ServiceLearning Course About Poverty and Homelessness in America
103
History as Public Work
117
Reclaiming the Historical Tradition of Service in the AfricanAmerican Community
139
From Thomas Equinas to Che Guevara
149
Service and Learning in the Chilean Desert
159
Classical Studies and the Search for Community
173
Teaching the Holocaust
189
Annotated Bibliography
199
Contributors to This Volume
209
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