Teaching What Really Happened: How to Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History by James W Loewen offers teachers a new way to approach the teaching of American history. This book offers teachers specific ideas for how to get students excited about history, how to get them to DO history, and how to help them read critically. It will specifically help teachers tackle difficult but important topics like the American Indian experience, slavery, and race relations.
Reading Like a Historian: Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms is a practical, teacher-friendly resource designed to make high school history topics rise above the usual fare. Authors Sam Wineburg, Daisy Martin and Chauncey Monte-Sano offer 8 specific American historical events and demonstrate how teachers can approach teaching about the myth of Pocahontas; Rosa Parks, Columbus Day, Kennedy, Lincoln, the Dirty 30s, and the role of women in the age of electricity.
Geneva Gay is Professor of Education and Associate of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington-Seattle. She received the 2001 Outstanding Writing Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) for this volume. The author makes a convincing case for using culturally responsive teaching to improve the school performance of underachieving students of colour.
In To Remain an Indian: Lessons in Democracy from a Century of Native American Education, a fascinating portrait of American Indian education over the past century, the authors critically evaluate U.S. education policies and practices—from early 20th century federal incarnations of colonial education through the contemporary standards movement. In the process, they reveal the falseness of fears attached to notions of “dangerous cultural difference,” and convey the promise of diversity as a source of national strength.
As a psychologist who works with Native American clients in California, Eduardo Duran presents his perspective on counseling Native Americans and strategies for dealing with substance abuse, intergenerational trauma, and internalized oppression. Eduardo Duran draws on his own clinical experience to provide guidance to counselors working with Native Peoples.