Review of the book Teaching American history in a global context by C. Guarneri & J. Davis (Eds.)

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Wayne Journell, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Education is deeply rooted in tradition, particularly within disciplines that help shape the cultural and political identity of nations. As a result, survey courses in American history, regardless of academic level or location within the United States, utilize a familiar Eurocentric perspective and are often taught in isolation from other social science courses. In their edited volume, Guameri and Davis encourage educators to break from this traditional pedagogy and approach teaching American history from a global context that highlights the historical relationship between the United States and the rest of the world. They argue that the resulting curriculum will produce a richer understanding for students, one that conceptualizes American history through cultural diversity and global interdependence, two particularly relevant goals for a post-September 11th world.

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The History Teacher, (2009), 42, 516-517
Language: English
Date: 2009
book review, U.S. history, social studies, public education, pedagogy

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