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    Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary Grades (Paperback) By (author) Mary Cowhey, Foreword by Sonia Nieto

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    DescriptionWhat would a classroom look like if understanding and respecting differences in race, culture, beliefs, and opinions were at its heart? Welcome to Mary Cowhey's Peace Class in Northampton, MA, where first and second graders view the entire curriculum through the framework of understanding the world, and trying to do their part to make it a better place.Woven through the book is Mary's unflinching and humorous account of her own roots in a struggling large Irish Catholic family and her early career as a community activist. Mary's teaching is infused with lessons of her heroes: Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, and others. Her students learn to make connections between their lives, the books they read, the community leaders they meet, and the larger world.If you were inspired to become a teacher because you wanted to change the world, and instead find yourself limited by teach-to-the-test pressures, this is the book that will make you think hard about how you spend your time with students. It offers no easy answers, just a wealth of insight into the challenges of helping students think critically about the world, and starting points for conversations about diversity and controversy in your classroom, as well as in the larger community.


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    Title
    Black Ants and Buddhists
    Subtitle
    Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary Grades
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Cowhey, Foreword by Sonia Nieto
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 244
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 531 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781571104182
    ISBN 10: 1571104186
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27220
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: JNK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    DC22: 370.117
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A37723624
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: EDU046000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JNFR
    BISAC V2.8: EDU010000
    B&T Approval Code: A37242582
    BISAC V2.8: EDU003000, EDU020000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: LC1099.3 .C699 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JNF
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Stenhouse Publishers
    Imprint name
    Stenhouse Publishers
    Publication date
    01 May 2006
    Publication City/Country
    York, Maine