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Summary Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts Charting the Future of Teaching the Past Critical Perspectives on the Past ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Since ancient times the pundits have lamented young people's lack of historical knowledge and. One of the critiues I have read about this book is that it does not provide a how to of historical thinking I m not sure why this is a critiue of the book because Wineburg doesn t put forth that he will be trying to give teachers tools on how to teach historical thinking This book is an exploration of what historical thinking is Other scholars have engaged this material to develop tools for historical thinking pedagogyIf you really want to learn how to teach historical thinking go to the next NCSS conference

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Summary Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts Charting the Future of Teaching the Past Critical Perspectives on the Past ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Demolishes the conventional notion that there is one true history and one best way to teach i. As an IntermediateSecondary teacher I found some of what Wineburg said to be very interesting and in some cases helpful in planning long range units However the text seriously shows its age published in 2001 it basically points to flaws in the way the history and social studies curriculum is delivered mainly in the United States and discusses outdated technology Its chapter on universal design is still relevant Backwards Design but little else is pertinent to Canadian educators who moved away from traditional lecturing history classes years ago It is a text which reuires follow up research from the past 20 years to see what has changed and include the mobile technology that was not around in 2001 Prince Philip Revealed one true history and Toad of Toad Hall one best way to teach i. As an IntermediateSecondary teacher I found some Spelling Strategies & Secrets: The essential how to spell guide of what Wineburg said to be very interesting and in some cases helpful in planning long range units However the text seriously shows its age published in 2001 it basically points to flaws in the way the history and social studies curriculum is delivered mainly in the United States and discusses Imagine Me on universal design is still relevant Backwards Design but little else is pertinent to Canadian educators who moved away from traditional lecturing history classes years ago It is a text which reuires follow up research from the past 20 years to see what has changed and include the mobile technology that was not around in 2001

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Summary Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts Charting the Future of Teaching the Past Critical Perspectives on the Past ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Warned that ignorance of the past surely condemns humanity to repeating its mistakes This book. My partner assigns this book in her Teaching Historical Thinking which is how I found out about it I became hooked within the first few pages because of its relevance to thoughts I have had concerning the book Presence of the Past the study upon which it is based is mentioned in the final chapter of this bookI do have some criticisms I feel like he is a little unclear about what historical thinking is and why it is unnatural At times it seems as though he and I agree that the sussing out of motives critical thinking concerning other human agents and emotional empathy are the core threads of historical thinking merely being applied elsewhere But he seems to judge historical thinking as unnatural despite this simply because it they are learned processes I mean walking is a learned process but it is also perfectly naturalI also take issue with his saying that Presentism as he calls it is our natural mode of thought where we assume that the past is like the present without justification that people think in the same ways etc While he early on acknowledges that sometimes people exoticise the past instead assuming dissimilarity with a similar lack of justification he seems to then ignore that fact for the rest of the book The whole reason that an Edward Said can write a book like Orientalism is because people engage in such Exoticism instead I would suggest that Presentism isn t our natural state but Reductionism is instead the assumption that the past is simply alike or simply different rather than a complex mix of both We reduce another society to our own or reduce it to otherness rather than take the time necessary for real understandingWhy are we reductionist Well I certainly don t think it is our natural state We are reductionist because we are lazy we are lazy because we are impatient we are impatient because we don t have free time And oh look I m talking about socioeconomic causes againAnyway I ll also mention that his reading of Collingwood and historicism early on is completely incorrect Collingwood does not believe that a person s thought is trans historical because human beings are always the same uite the opposite It is because people change how they think that makes history a difficult endeavor a field of its own worthy of respect The only way in which human thought is trans historical is because the logical structure of the thought can in principle and only in principle be reconstructed This does not mean that past societies used the same logical procedures we do He explicitly denies this in other places Simply that a logical structure isn t ontologically dependent on the brain of the first person to think in that structureSimilarly historicism doesn t propose that the past and the present are alike It proposes exactly the opposite It proposes that an historical fact cannot be understood outside of context There is another causal historicism to which I do not refer but it also doesn t make the mistake Wineburg accuses it ofAll that being said the material I complain about above doesn t prevent the extraction of value from this book at all The material of each chapter is fascinating and provocative Anyone interested in public history historical consciousness or pedagogy should read this bookPS I do think that it is entertaining that he casually attributes at one point all the advances in all the fields of academia to the cognitive revolution in psychology That seems like a rather extreme claim

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  • 272
  • Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts Charting the Future of Teaching the Past Critical Perspectives on the Past
  • Sam Wineburg
  • English
  • 20 May 2019
  • 9781566398565