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People Need to Know: Confronting History in the Heartland

People Need to Know: Confronting History in the Heartland (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

By Lucas, Robert M.

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People Need to Know follows a group of students as they study the defining event in their community's history - a 1930 lynching that was captured in one of the century's most iconic and disturbing photographs. With ambitions of contributing to public understanding, the students s...et out to create a collection of online resources about the lynching. As they encounter troubling information and consider how best to present it to others, the students come to better understand the complex ethical ramifications of historical work and to more fully appreciate why their learning matters. Through the stories of these students, their teacher, and an author re-immersed in the town of his own childhood, the book develops an approach to curriculum in which students create products of value beyond the school walls. In a time of educational standardization, when assignments and assessments often fail to deliberately engage the ethically charged and locally particular contexts of students' lives, Robert M. Lucas proposes that we see learning in their creation and appreciation of public value. The book will be of particular interest for courses in curriculum studies and in history and social studies education.
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ISBN 9781433129780
Released NZ 20 Jan 2016
Publisher Peter Lang
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Series Counterpoints (part: 484)
Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays

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ISBN-13 9781433129780
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Peter Lang
Imprint Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Released 20 Jan 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Lucas, Robert M.
Series Counterpoints (part: 484)
Category American History
Curriculum Planning & Development
Secondary Schools
Teacher Training
Teaching Of Physically Disabled Persons
Number of Pages 179
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 225mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 977.269
Weight 270g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Local history - Study and teaching - Indiana - Marion, Lynching - History - 20th century - Indiana - Marion, Marion Indiana - History - 20th century, Marion (Indiana) - History - 20th century
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly