Teaching for a Tolerant World, Grades 9-12: Essays and Resources

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Carol Danks, Leatrice Rabinsky
National Council of Teachers of English, 1999 - Education - 399 pages
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The essays and resources in this book are designed to help high school English teachers adapt their own classroom lessons for teaching about genocide and intolerance. Beginning with guidelines developed by the National Council of teachers of English's Committee on Teaching about Genocide and Intolerance, the 16 essays present approaches to teaching various works as literature. Essays include: (1) "Struggling with the Meaning of Tolerance" (Caroline E. Heller and Joseph A. Hawkins Jr.); (2) "After Freedom: Jim Crow in Life and Literature" (Milton Kleg and Celia Bard); (3) "Noticing 'The Color Purple': Personalizing the Invisible" (Mari M. McLean and Christine M. Gibson); (4) "The Foreigner at Home: Faces of Asian Diaspora in Tan and Nunez" (Toming Jun Liu); (5) "Teaching Chinua Achebe's 'Things Fall Apart'" (Carol Danks); (6) "The Salem Witch Trials: History Repeats Itself" (Bonnie R. Albertson); (7) "Teaching Conflict-Resolution Strategies through Multiethnic Literature" (Belinda Yun-Ying Louie and Douglas H. Louie); (8) "Young People Respond to the Elderly" (Leatrice B. Rabinsky); (9) "Peer Dialogue Journals: An Approach to Teaching Tolerance" (Kate Kessler); (10) "Defining Genocide: Words Do Matter" (Samuel Totten); (11) "Teaching the 'Holodomor' (Ukraine Famine): Issues of Language, Literary Pedagogy, and Learning" (Judith P. Robertson); (12) "Teaching about Women in Twentieth-Century Genocides" (Marjorie Bingham); (13) "Academic and Pedagogical Issues in Teaching the Holocaust" (Sandra Stotsky); (14) "Teaching the Holocaust in the English Classroom: Hearing the Voices, Touching the History" (Grace M. Caporino); (15) "Incorporating Poetry into a Study of the Holocaust" (Samuel Totten); and (16) "It's Not Just What You Teach, But Who You Teach" (Sallie M. Fine). In addition to general resources for teaching about genocide and intolerance, the book presents annotations of African American, Asian American, Chicano/Chicana, Native American, Gay and Lesbian, and Holocaust resources. (RS)

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Contents

Struggling with the Meaning of Tolerance
11
Personalizing the Invisible
46
Teaching Chinua Achebes Things Fall Apart
76
History Repeats Itself
89
Teaching ConflictResolution Strategies through
102
An Approach to Teaching Tolerance
123
Words Do Matter
141
Language Literary Pedagogy and Learning
152
Incorporating Poetry into a Study of the Holocaust
235
Its Not Just What You Teach But Who You Teach
268
General Resources for Teaching about Genocide
285
Asian American Resources
307
ChicanoChicana Resources
317
Native American Resources
332
Gay and Lesbian Resources
344
Holocaust Resources
356

Teaching about Women in TwentiethCentury Genocides
174
Academic and Pedagogical Issues in Teaching the Holocaust
194
Hearing
218
Index
377
Editors
393
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