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Since ancient times, the pundits have lamented young people's lack of historical knowledge and warned that ignorance of the past surely condemns humanity to repeating its mistakes. In the contemporary United States, this dire outlook drives a contentious debate about what key events, nations, and people are essential for history students. Sam Wineburg says that we are asking the wrong questions. This book demolishes the conventional notion that there is one true history and one best way to teach it. Although most of us think of history -- and learn it -- as a conglomeration of facts, dates, and key figures, for professional historians it is a way of knowing, a method for developing and understanding about the relationships of peoples and events in the past. A cognitive psychologist, Wineburg has been engaged in studying what is intrinsic to historical thinking, how it might be taught, and why most students still adhere to the "one damned thing after another" concept of history. Whether he is comparing how students and historians interpret documentary evidence or analyzing children's drawings, Wineburg's essays offer "rough maps of how ordinary people think about the past and use it to understand the present." Arguing that we all absorb lessons about history in many settings -- in kitchen table conversations, at the movies, or on the world-wide web, for instance -- these essays acknowledge the role of collective memory in filtering what we learn in school and shaping our historical thinking. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9781566398558 | Temple Univ Pr, May 11, 2001, cover price $64.50

Paperback:

9781566398565 | Temple Univ Pr, May 11, 2001, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Since ancient times, the pundits have lamented young people's lack of historical knowledge and warned that ignorance of the past surely condemns humanity to repeating its mistakes.

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Product Description: This collection of essays examines the reputed merits of the interdisciplinary curriculum movement that has gained widespread popularity in recent years. Going beyond the platitudes, they explore the complex texture of what actually happens in the classroom when theory meets reality...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By John Goodlad (foreword by), Pamela L. Grossman and Samuel S. Wineburg (editor)

Hardcover:

9780807739884 | Teachers College Pr, August 1, 2000, cover price $52.00 | About this edition: This collection of essays examines the reputed merits of the interdisciplinary curriculum movement that has gained widespread popularity in recent years.

Product Description: Representing only a fraction of the research that has exploded during the past decade, this special issue marks a resurgence in interest among American psychologists in the learning and teaching of history. This turn toward history parallels renewed interest shown by state departments of education, private foundations, national reform efforts in education, and the federal government...read more

Paperback:

9780805899696 | Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Inc, June 1, 1994, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Representing only a fraction of the research that has exploded during the past decade, this special issue marks a resurgence in interest among American psychologists in the learning and teaching of history.

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