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Through Other Eyes: Developing Empathy and Multicultural Perspectives in the Social Studies / Edition 2
     

Through Other Eyes: Developing Empathy and Multicultural Perspectives in the Social Studies / Edition 2

by Joan Skolnick, Nancy Dulberg, Thea Maestre, N. Dulberg, Sean Stokes
 

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ISBN-10: 0887511147

ISBN-13: 9780887511141

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Pippin Publishing

What happens when children develop their capacities to think about how the world might look and feel through someone else's eyes? They build the foundations of multicultural and historical understanding, according to Joan Skolnick, Nancy Dulberg and Thea Maestre.

Full of practical strategies and lesson plans, their book Through Other Eyes is brimming with

Overview

What happens when children develop their capacities to think about how the world might look and feel through someone else's eyes? They build the foundations of multicultural and historical understanding, according to Joan Skolnick, Nancy Dulberg and Thea Maestre.

Full of practical strategies and lesson plans, their book Through Other Eyes is brimming with clear and inspiring ideas for teachers eager to help their students develop an empathic and accurate understanding of history. Devoid of jargon, it employs key social studies themes and the tools of the historian to help students understand the perspectives of others in historically authentic and developmentally appropriate ways. The authors provide a curriculum model - adaptable to any curriculum context - of carefully constructed learning sequences they term the "Thinking-Feeling Spiral." Following this model, teachers can design standards-based lessons using primary sources, literature, writing and the arts. Students learn to understand the feelings of people in history and in the present who are different from themselves (empathize), explore how the world might look through their eyes, and then try to explain it (take perspective).

Illustrated with realistic, poignant and, at times, humorous examples from the authors' own extensive teaching experience, Through Other Eyes will appeal as much to experienced teachers looking for fresh inspiration as to those just beginning to implement a multicultural social studies curriculum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887511141
Publisher:
Pippin Publishing
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Pippin Teacher's Library Series , #43
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
751,838
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1Learning to Take Perspective1
Chapter 1Viewing the World Through Different Eyes1
Chapter 2The Thinking-Feeling Spiral13
Chapter 3Strategies for Perspective Taking20
Part 2Social Studies Themes and Activities38
Chapter 4Through Our Memories38
The Personal History Suitcase39
Family Heritage Stories42
Family Heritage Through Literature45
Chapter 5Through Our Work48
Children at Work51
The Snow Tiger57
A Stitch in Time62
Wishes and Dreams67
Chapter 6Through Our Migrations71
The Buddha Statue74
Story Cloths81
The Trail of Tears87
Radio Message Center94
Snapshots of Life in My New Country99
Chapter 7Through Conflict and Change105
No Loyal Citizen108
People in the Revolution112
Current Conflicts117
The Spirits at Castlelake Beach117
Newcomers in Our Town121
Owls and Jobs124
References131
Bibliography135

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