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Rethinking History

Rethinking History

  • Author: Keith Jenkins
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134408285
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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History means many things to many people. But finding an answer to the question 'What is history?' is a task few feel equipped to answer. If you want to explore this tantalising subject, where do you start? What are the critical skills you need to begin to make sense of the past? The perfect introduction to this thought-provoking area, Jenkins' clear and concise prose guides readers through the controversies and debates that surround historical thinking at the present time, providing them with the means to make their own discoveries.

Experiments in Rethinking History

Experiments in Rethinking History

  • Author: Alun Munslow,Robert A. Rosenstone
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415301459
  • Category: History
  • Page: 245
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History is a narrative discourse, full of unfinished stories. This collection of innovative and experimental pieces of historical writing shows there are fascinating and important new ways of thinking and writing about the past.

Rethinking History, Reframing Identity

Rethinking History, Reframing Identity

Memory, Generations, and the Dynamics of National Identity in Poland

  • Author: Alexandra Wangler
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3531192264
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 347
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This book contributes to the theoretical and methodological discussion about how the diverging experiences of generations and their historical memories play a role in the process of national identity formation. Drawing from narratives gathered within the Ukrainian minority in northern Poland and centered on the collective trauma of Action Vistula, where in 1947 about 140,000 Ukrainians were resettled from south-eastern Poland and relocated to the north-western areas, this study shows that three generations vary considerably with regard to their understandings of home, integration, history and religion. Thus, generational differences are an essential element in the analysis and understanding of social and political change. The findings of this study provide a contribution to debates about the process based nature of national identity, the role of trauma in creating generational consciousness and how generations should be conceptualized.

The Challenge of Rethinking History Education

The Challenge of Rethinking History Education

On Practices, Theories, and Policy

  • Author: Bruce A. VanSledright
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136923012
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 232
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Every few years in the United States, history teachers go through what some believe is an embarrassing national ritual. A representative group of students sit down to take a standardized U.S. history test, and the results show varied success. Sizable percentages of students score at or below a "basic" understanding of the country’s history. Pundits seize on these results to argue that not only are students woefully ignorant about history, but history teachers are simply not doing an adequate job teaching historical facts. The overly common practice of teaching history as a series of dates, memorizing the textbook, and taking notes on teachers’ lectures ensues. In stark contrast, social studies educators like Bruce A. VanSledright argue instead for a more inquiry-oriented approach to history teaching and learning that fosters a sense of citizenship through the critical skills of historical investigation. Detailed case studies of exemplar teachers are included in this timely book to make visible, in an easily comprehensible way, the thought processes of skilled teachers. Each case is then unpacked further to clearly address the question of what history teachers need to know to teach in an investigative way. The Challenge of Rethinking History Education is a must read for anyone looking for a guide to both the theory and practice of what it means to teach historical thinking, to engage in investigative practice with students, and to increase students’ capacity to critically read and assess the nature of the complex culture in which they live.

Rethinking History, Dictatorship and War

Rethinking History, Dictatorship and War

New Approaches and Interpretations

  • Author: Claus-Christian Szejnmann
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441150269
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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The contributions in this collection deal with three of the most important themes of historical studies: the way history is or ought to be written, the nature of dictatorships and the nature of wars. The primary focus is on modern Europe and two defining experiences in the first half of the twentieth century: the two world wars and totalitarian dictatorships. This volume seeks to honour Professor Richard J. Overy, one of the great historians of his generation. Richard Overy has shaped our understanding of the main themes of this volume with the publication of over 20 books - most recently, The Morbid Age: Britain Between the Wars (2009), The Times Complete History of the World (2007), The Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia (2004). In a substantial conversation that serves as an introduction, he reflects on some of the key issues of this book.

Thinking Like a Historian

Thinking Like a Historian

Rethinking History Instruction

  • Author: Nikki Mandell,Bobbie Malone
  • Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
  • ISBN: 0870204831
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 136
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Thinking Like a Historian: Rethinking History Instruction by Nikki Mandell and Bobbie Malone is a teaching and learning framework that explains the essential elements of history and provides "how to" examples for building historical literacy in classrooms at all grade levels. With practical examples, engaging and effective lessons, and classroom activities that tie to essential questions, Thinking Like a Historian provides a framework to enhance and improve teaching and learning history. We invite you to use Thinking Like a Historian to bring history into your classroom or to re-energize your teaching of this crucial discipline in new ways. The contributors to Thinking Like a Historian are experienced historians and educators from elementary through university levels. This philosophical and pedagogical guide to history as a discipline uses published standards of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the National Council for History Education, the National History Standards and state standards for Wisconsin and California.

Rethinking Historical Injustice and Reconciliation in Northeast Asia

Rethinking Historical Injustice and Reconciliation in Northeast Asia

The Korean Experience

  • Author: Gi-Wook Shin,Soon-Won Park,Associate Professor of History and International Affairs Daqing Yang,Daqing Yang
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135984786
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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Despite witnessing phenomenal economic growth and the spread of democratization in recent decades, as well as impressive intra-regional exchanges and interactions in the economic and cultural spheres, the Northeast Asian region still experience wounds from past wrongs that were committed in times of colonialism, war and dictatorship. Overcoming these historical animosities has become one of the most pressing issues of the future for the region. Of all the countries in the Northeast Asia region coping with this historical injustice, the Republic of Korea stands out as both a victim and an aggressor. Being a nation that has addressed issues of both internal and external injustice, Korea becomes the focus of this volume. Using examples of injustice from the colonial and the Second World War period, the Korean civil War, the current stage of Korean transitional justice and broader regional and global perspectives, the book concludes with a section on forward-looking approaches for arriving at reconciliation in the Asian region. This is a significant book that will be of huge interest to anyone studying East Asian politics, history or society.

Rethinking History

Rethinking History

The War-myth from Pericles to Roosevelt with Other Historical Studies

  • Author: Richard H. Crum
  • Publisher: Cornwall, Ont. : Vesta Publications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Europe
  • Page: 461
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Re-thinking History

Re-thinking History

  • Author: Keith Jenkins
  • Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge
  • ISBN: 9780415067782
  • Category: History
  • Page: 77
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This introductory text is written for students faced with the question "what is history?' Polemical in tone, the book argues against a skills-based approach to history in favour of a methodological one. Drawing widely on developments in philosophy, literary theory, critical theory and politics, Keith Jenkins argues that history must abandon the search for objective truth about the past and come to terms with its own processes of production. Brief, provocative and well-argued, the book aims to develop in its readers an historicist, sceptical, critical intelligence that will open up a new understanding of what history is, and can be, in the post-modern world.