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Through Other Eyes : Developing Empathy and Multicultural Perspectives in the Social Studies / Joan Skolnick, Nancy Dulberg, and Thea Maestre ; [Sean Stokes, editor ; Gwynnd Maestre, illustrator].

By: Skolnick, Joan.
Contributor(s): Dulberg, Nancy | Maestre, Thea | Stokes, Sean | Maestre, Gwynnd.
Series: Pippin Teacher's Library. Publisher: Toronto : Pippin Publishing, 2004Description: 138 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0887511147 (pbk); 9780887511141 (pbk).Subject(s): Social sciences -- Study and teaching | History -- Study and teaching | Multicultural education | Sciences sociales -- Étude et enseignement | Histoire -- Étude et enseignement | Éducation interculturelle | History -- Study and teaching | Multicultural education | Social sciences -- Study and teachingOnline resources: Publisher's Website.
Contents:
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." (Book Cover)
CONTENTS
Part One: Learning to Take Perspective
Chapter One: Viewing the World Through Different Eyes
Chapter Two: The Thinking-Feeling Spiral
Chapter Three: Strategies for Perspective Taking
Part Two: Social Studies Themes and Activities
Chapter Four: Through Our Memories The Personal History Suittcase Famliy Heritage Stories Family Heritage Through Literature
Chapter Five: Through Our Work Children at Work The Snow Tiger A Snitch in Time Wishes and Dream
Chapter Six: Through Our Migrations The Buddha Statue Story Cloths The Trail of Tears Radio Message Center Snapshots of Life in My New Country
Chapter Seven: Through Conflict and Change No Loyal Citizen People in the Revolution Current Conflicts: The Spirits at Caslelake Beach -- Newcomers in Our Town -- Owls and Jobs
References
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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." (Book Cover)

CONTENTS

Part One: Learning to Take Perspective

Chapter One: Viewing the World Through Different Eyes

Chapter Two: The Thinking-Feeling Spiral

Chapter Three: Strategies for Perspective Taking

Part Two: Social Studies Themes and Activities

Chapter Four: Through Our Memories
The Personal History Suittcase
Famliy Heritage Stories
Family Heritage Through Literature

Chapter Five: Through Our Work
Children at Work
The Snow Tiger
A Snitch in Time
Wishes and Dream

Chapter Six: Through Our Migrations
The Buddha Statue
Story Cloths
The Trail of Tears
Radio Message Center
Snapshots of Life in My New Country

Chapter Seven: Through Conflict and Change
No Loyal Citizen
People in the Revolution
Current Conflicts: The Spirits at Caslelake Beach -- Newcomers in Our Town -- Owls and Jobs

References

Bibliography

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