Histories of Social Studies and Race: 1865-2000

Histories of Social Studies and Race: 1865-2000

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In Histories of Social Studies and Race: 1865-2000, researchers investigate the interplay of race and the emerging social studies field from the time of the Emancipation of enslaved peoples in the second half of the nineteenth century to the multicultural and Afrocentric education initiatives of the late-twentieth century. The chapters incorporate viewpoints from various regions and local communities, as well as different ideas and ideals regarding teaching about race and Black history. This volume makes a case for considering the goals of such effortsa€”whether for individual development or social justicea€”and views the teaching of social studies education through the lens of race.60 The lower elementary social studies curriculum in the DPS AfricanCentered Curriculum Program, as in most US schools, focused on families (first grade) and neighborhoods (second grade). The textbook for neighborhoods reflected an African-centered approach in several ways. First, the book celebrated the African American holiday of Kwanzaa (as well as Cinco de Mayo, the Chinese New Year, anbsp;...

Title:Histories of Social Studies and Race: 1865-2000
Author:Christine Woyshner, Chara Haeussler Bohan
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-09-06


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