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Author Cowhey, Mary, 1960-

Title Black ants and buddhists : thinking critically and teaching differently in the primary grades / Mary Cowhey ; foreword by Sonia Nieto
Published Portland, Me. : Stenhouse Publishers, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents Compassion, action, and change -- Routines: a day in the life of the peace class -- It takes a village to teach first grade -- Talking about peace -- Learning through activism -- Teaching history so children will care -- Nurturing history detectives -- Seeing ourselves and our families through students' eyes -- Responding when tragedy enters the classroom -- Building trust with families and weathering controversy -- Going against the grain -- Afterword: "Take this hammer."
Summary What 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. Students learn to make connections between their lives, the books they read, the community leaders they meet, and the larger world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-244)
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Subject Cultural awareness -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- United States.
Elementary school teaching -- United States.
Minorities -- Education (Primary) -- United States.
Multicultural education -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1571108491 (electronic bk.)
9781571108494 (electronic bk.)