Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years

SKU: 9780942961201

Bill Bigelow
Grade Levels:
Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve
Multiple Nations, Taino
Book Type:
Rethinking Schools
Copyright Date:

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Rethinking Columbus, The Next 500 Years: Resources for Teaching About the Impact of the Arrival of Columbus in the Americas is the 2nd edition of this popular teacher resource published by Rethinking Schools. American schools delve into the mythology of the Columbus Day celebration and this resource first issued in 1991 seeks to amend the way history is taught in school through critical thinking. More than 80 essays, poems, interviews, historical vignettes, and lesson plans reevaluate the myth of Columbus and issues of Indigenous rights. Sections and essays include: African-American Resistance; My Country, 'Tis of Thy People You're Dying by Buffy Sainte-Marie; Columbus & Native Issues in the Elementary Classroom; Scalping: Fact & Fantasy; Looney Tunes and Peter Pan: Unlearning Racist Stereotypes; Canada Apologizes to its Native People; Resistance at Oka; Treaty Rights: An Overview; and A Modern Hero: Rigoberta Menchú. Rethinking Columbus is packed with useful teaching ideas for kindergarten through secondary school.

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