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Why learn history (when it's already on your phone)

Author: Samuel S Wineburg
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Let's start with two truths about our era that are so inescapable as to have become clichés: We are surrounded by more readily available information than ever before. And a huge percentage of it is inaccurate. Some of the bad info is well-meaning but ignorant. Some of it is deliberately deceptive. All of it is pernicious. With the internet at our fingertips, what's a teacher of history to do? Sam Wineburg has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel S Wineburg
ISBN: 9780226357188 022635718X 9780226357218 022635721X
OCLC Number: 1022792253
Description: 241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1: Our current plight. Crazy for history ; Obituary for a billion dollars ; Committing Zinns --
Part 2: Historical thinking/=an amazing memory. Turning Bloom's taxonomy on its head ; What did George think? --
Part 3: Thinking historically in a digital age. Changing history ... one classroom at a time ; Why Google can't save us --
Part 4: Conclusion: Historical hope. "Famous Americans" : the changing pantheon of American heroes.
Responsibility: Sam Wineburg.

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Wineburg has become the go-to guy for helping people, both teachers and administrators, think about how to teach kids history. This book is an accessible account of how we've tried to do it, why and  Read more...

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"A sobering and urgent report from the leading expert on how American history is taught in the nation's schools. Wineburg offers a set of timely and elegant essays on everything from the nuttiness of Read more...

 
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