Teaching difficult histories in difficult times : stories of practice
- edited by Lauren McArthur Harris, Maia Sheppard, and Sara A. Levy ; foreword by Cinthia Salinas
- New York, NY : Teachers College Press, 
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- x, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Research and practice in social studies series.
- Includes bibliographical references and index
- Introduction : framing difficult histories / Lauren McArthur Harris, Maia Sheppard, and Sara Levy
- Representing difficult history through images and narratives with museum partners : learning and teaching at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum / Rebecca L. Rosen, Kevin W. Meuwissen, Megan C. Jones, and Jennifer M. Lagasse
- Rethinking the teaching of Black history : teachers, students, and the development of a Black history and literature course using a Black historical consciousness framework / Gregory Simmons, LaGarrett J. King, and Mary Adu-Gyamfi
- Teaching about the Nanjing safety zone to introduce human rights / Jing A. Williams, Christian D. Pirlet, and Mary Johnson
- "Step by courageous step" : a preservice teacher's understanding of the story of Ona Judge / Amanda E. Vickery, Shalicia Hobby, and Marquita Foster
- Pacific learners, identity, and difficult histories : a New Zealand case study / Bronwyn Houliston
- Perpetual war as difficult history : teaching against militarism and for peace / Scott T. Glew
- Teaching the Holocaust : a search for its redemptive value / Doran Katz
- From praying towns to the national day of mourning : centering indigenous peoples' survivance and resistance within American history / Taylor Collins and Christopher C. Martell
- "When people stay silent, it looks like Newberry is the only one with this problem" : confronting the difficult history of racial violence in an African American history course / Elizabeth Yeager Washington, Catherine G. Atria, Jordan Marlowe, and Christina Aulino
- Comparing historical injustices : the possibilities and challenges of teaching multiple injustices from an anticolonial perspective / James Miles and Rosie Thind
- The paradoxical qualities of teaching difficult history / Tyler Moon and H James (Jim) Garrett
- "The 13th Amendment, it don't say that we kings" : teaching the history of mass incarceration and criminal justice reform through hip-hop pedagogy / Kelly R. Allen
- Teaching difficult histories of immigration at the elementary / Tara Rich and Sohyun An
- "If you're not talking about those things, you're not talking about history" : interrogating and discussing secondary sources / Lance Weisend, Colleen Fitzpatrick, and Stephanie van Hover
- "These are human beings we're talking about" : 9th graders think and write about the Middle Passage / Jennifer Hauver, Victoria Lisle, and Ga-Min Lee
- Publisher's summary
Despite limitations and challenges, teaching about difficult histories is an essential aspect of social studies courses and units across grade levels. This practical resource highlights stories of K-12 practitioners who have critically examined and reflected on their experiences with planning and teaching histories identified as difficult. Featuring the voices of teacher educators, classroom teachers, and museum educators, these stories provide readers with rare examples of how to plan for, teach, and reflect on difficult histories. The book is divided into four main sections: Centering Difficult History Content, Centering Teacher and Student Identities, Centering Local and Contemporary Contexts, and Centering Teacher Decision-making. Key topics include teaching about genocide, slavery, immigration, war, racial violence, and terrorism. This dynamic book highlights the practitioner's perspective to reveal how teachers can and do think critically about their motivations and the methods they use to engage students in rigorous, complex, and appropriate studies of the past. Book Features: Expanded notions of what difficult histories can be and how they can be approached pedagogically. Thoughtful pictures of practice of some of the most complex histories to teach. Stories of K-12 teachers and museum educators with the research of leading scholars in social studies education. Examples from a wide range of educational contexts in the United States and other countries. Resources useful to teachers and teacher educators.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- History > Study and teaching.
- Atrocities > Study and teaching.
- Collective memory > Study and teaching.
- History > Study and teaching > Moral and ethical aspects.
- History > Study and teaching > Case studies.
- Histoire > Étude et enseignement.
- Atrocités > Étude et enseignement.
- Mémoire collective > Étude et enseignement.
- Histoire > Étude et enseignement > Aspect moral.
- Histoire > Étude et enseignement > Études de cas.
- Publication date
- Research and practice in social studies series
- 9780807766446 paperback
- 0807766453 hardcover
- 0807766445 paperback
- 9780807766453 hardcover
- 9780807780770 electronic book
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