Multicultural Social Studies: Using Local History in the Classroom

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Teachers College Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Education - 197 pages
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Focusing on the goals of student-centered learning while also attending to standards-driven mandates, this practical, how-to volume provides educators with a way to integrate multicultural themes into the K-12 social studies curriculum. The author demonstrates how teachers can draw on the histories of their local school communities to help students connect to broader topics in U.S. history and explore crucial themes of diversity.

Features include: describes ways to engage students in exploring issues of race, class, gender, religion, ethnicity, and language by studying the stories of their hometowns; highlights portraits of individual communities, demonstrating how to view historical events through a multicultural lens; provides model lesson plans and projects aligned with the National Standards for History and the NCSS Curriculum Guidelines for Multicultural Education; and shows teachers how to easily adapt the approaches modeled in the book to studies of their own school communities.

 

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Contents

Development of the Field of Social Studies
8
The Relationship Among Democracy Multicultural
18
Resources for Making Local History Connections
24
Conclusions
46
Exploring Race and Class in Nashville
54
The Struggle to Preserve Ethnic Identity
78
The French Canadians of Woonsocket
86
Conclusions
99
Conclusions
126
Meeting Learning Standards Through LocalMulticultural
133
The Underground Railroad
145
The American Labor Movement
152
Conclusions
160
References
177
Index
187
About the Author
197

My Neighborhood Then and Now
105
The Shaker Way of Life
112

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Page 178 - In RC Chavez & J. O'Donnell (Eds.), Speaking the unpleasant: The politics of (non) engagement in multicultural education terrain (pp.
Page 177 - Shermis. 1970. Defining the Social Studies: An Exploration of Three Traditions. Social Education, 34:743-751.

About the author (2005)

Anita C. Danker is Associate Professor of Education at Assumption College, Massachusetts.

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