Thinking Through the Past  Volume II Book

Thinking Through the Past Volume II

  • Author : John Hollitz
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 1285427440

Thinking Through the Past Volume II Excerpt :

This reader for the U.S. history survey course gives students the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to the examination of historical sources, providing pedagogy and background information to help them draw substantive conclusions. The careful organization and the context provided in each chapter make the material accessible for students, thereby assisting instructors in engaging their students in analysis and discussion. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Thinking Through the Past  Volume I Book

Thinking Through the Past Volume I

  • Author : John Hollitz
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 1285427432

Thinking Through the Past Volume I Excerpt :

This reader for U.S. history gives students the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to the examination of historical sources, providing pedagogy and background information to help you draw substantive conclusions. The careful organization and the context provided in each chapter make the material accessible, thereby assisting instructors in engaging their students in analysis and discussion. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Thinking through Transition Book

Thinking through Transition

  • Author : Michal Kopeček
  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9789633861103

Thinking through Transition Excerpt :

Thinking through Transition is the first concentrated effort to explore the most recent chapter of East Central European past from the perspective of intellectual history. Post-communism can be understood as a period of scarcity and preponderance of ideas, the dramatic eclipsing of the dissident legacy (as well as the older political traditions), and the rise of technocratic and post-political governance. This book, grounded in empirical research sensitive to local contexts, proposes instead a history of adaptations, entanglements, and unintended consequences. In order to enable and invite comparison, the volume is structured around major domains of political thought, some of them generic (liberalism, conservatism, the Left), others (populism and politics of history) deemed typical for post-socialism. However, as shown by the authors, the generic often turns out to be heavily dependent on its immediate setting, and the typical resonates with processes that are anything but vernacular.

Archaeological Thinking Book

Archaeological Thinking

  • Author : Charles E. Orser, Jr.
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2014-10-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442226999

Archaeological Thinking Excerpt :

In Archaeological Thinking, Charles E. Orser, Jr., provides a commonsense guide to applying critical thinking skills to archaeological questions and evidence.

The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts Book

The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts

  • Author : Peter Seixas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-07-30
  • Genre: Historiography
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 0176541543

The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts Excerpt :

Authors Peter Seixas and Tom Morton provide a guide to bring powerful understandings of these six historical thinking concepts into the classroom through teaching strategies and model activities. Table of Contents Historical Significance Evidence Continuity and Change Cause and Consequence Historical Perspectives The Ethical Dimension The accompanying DVD-ROM includes: Modifiable Blackline Masters All graphics, photographs, and illustrations from the text Additional teaching support Order Information: All International Based Customers (School, University and Consumer): All US based customers please contact All International customers (exception US and Asia) please contact

Why Study History  Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Why Study History

  • Author : John Fea
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2013-09-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441244550

Why Study History Excerpt :

What is the purpose of studying history? How do we reflect on contemporary life from a historical perspective and can such reflection help us better understand ourselves, the world around us, and the God we worship and serve? In this introductory textbook, accomplished historian John Fea shows why Christians should study history, how faith is brought to bear on our understanding of the past, and how studying the past can help us more effectively love God and others. Deep historical thinking can relieve us of our narcissism; cultivate humility, hospitality, and love; and transform our lives more fully into the image of Jesus Christ.

Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts Book
Score: 3
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Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts

  • Author : Samuel S. Wineburg
  • Publisher : Critical Perspectives on the P
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 1566398568

Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts Excerpt :

Whether he is comparing how students and historians interpret documentary evidence or analyzing children's drawings, Wineburg's essays offer rough maps of how ordinary people think about the past and use it to understand the present. These essays acknowledge the role of collective memory in filtering what we learn in school and shaping our historical thinking.

Thinking Through the Curriculum Book

Thinking Through the Curriculum

  • Author : Robert Burden
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-01-04
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134693313

Thinking Through the Curriculum Excerpt :

This book tackles the contentious issue of whether and how thinking should be taught in schools. It explores how best to help children become effective thinkers and learners. The book also examines whether there is one set of underlying cognitive skills and strategies which can be applied across all the curriculum subjects and beyond. Its main thrust, however, is a detailed examination of approaches to developing cognitive skills which are specific to the National Curriculum. The book provides chapters from both generalists and subject specialists to illustrate how teachers in different subject areas can benefit from taking a cognitive approach to their subject. It will give teachers a clear understanding of different approaches to teaching thinking and how these fit together.

Thinking Through the Past Book

Thinking Through the Past

  • Author : John Hollitz
  • Publisher : D C Heath & Company
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 066933488X

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Constructing the American Past Book

Constructing the American Past

  • Author : Elliott J. Gorn
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2017-10-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0190280956

Constructing the American Past Excerpt :

Now published by Oxford University Press, Constructing the American Past: A Source Book of a People's History, Eighth Edition, presents an innovative combination of case studies and primary source documents that allow students to discover, analyze, and construct history from the actors' perspective. Beginning with Christopher Columbus and his interaction with the Spanish crown in 1492, and ending in the Reconstruction-era United States, Constructing the American Past provides eyewitness accounts of historical events, legal documents that helped shape the lives of citizens, and excerpts from diaries that show history through an intimate perspective. The authors expand upon past scholarship and include new material regarding gender, race, and immigration in order to provide a more complete picture of the past.

But What If We re Wrong  Book
Score: 3.5
From 336 Ratings

But What If We re Wrong

  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399184147

But What If We re Wrong Excerpt :

New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge? Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We’re Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers—George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others—interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It’s a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It’s about how we live now, once “now” has become “then.”

Thinking Through Things Book

Thinking Through Things

  • Author : Amiria Henare
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-01-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135392727

Thinking Through Things Excerpt :

Drawing upon the work of some of the most influential theorists in the field, Thinking Through Things demonstrates the quiet revolution growing in anthropology and its related disciplines, shifting its philosophical foundations. The first text to offer a direct and provocative challenge to disciplinary fragmentation - arguing for the futility of segregating the study of artefacts and society - this collection expands on the concerns about the place of objects and materiality in analytical strategies, and the obligation of ethnographers to question their assumptions and approaches. The team of leading contributors put forward a positive programme for future research in this highly original and invaluable guide to recent developments in mainstream anthropological theory.

Against Purity Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Against Purity

  • Author : Alexis Shotwell
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452953045

Against Purity Excerpt :

The world is in a terrible mess. It is toxic, irradiated, and full of injustice. Aiming to stand aside from the mess can produce a seemingly satisfying self-righteousness in the scant moments we achieve it, but since it is ultimately impossible, individual purity will always disappoint. Might it be better to understand complexity and, indeed, our own complicity in much of what we think of as bad, as fundamental to our lives? Against Purity argues that the only answer—if we are to have any hope of tackling the past, present, and future of colonialism, disease, pollution, and climate change—is a resounding yes. Proposing a powerful new conception of social movements as custodians for the past and incubators for liberated futures, Against Purity undertakes an analysis that draws on theories of race, disability, gender, and animal ethics as a foundation for an innovative approach to the politics and ethics of responding to systemic problems. Being against purity means that there is no primordial state we can recover, no Eden we have desecrated, no pretoxic body we might uncover through enough chia seeds and kombucha. There is no preracial state we could access, no erasing histories of slavery, forced labor, colonialism, genocide, and their concomitant responsibilities and requirements. There is no food we can eat, clothes we can buy, or energy we can use without deepening our ties to complex webbings of suffering. So, what happens if we start from there? Alexis Shotwell shows the importance of critical memory practices to addressing the full implications of living on colonized land; how activism led to the official reclassification of AIDS; why we might worry about studying amphibians when we try to fight industrial contamination; and that we are all affected by nuclear reactor meltdowns. The slate has never been clean, she reminds us, and we can’t wipe off the surface to start fresh—there’s no fresh to start. But, Shotwell argues, hope found in a kind of dist

The Thinking Past Book

The Thinking Past

  • Author : Adrian Cole
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014-08-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 577
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199794621

The Thinking Past Excerpt :

"This book takes an analytical approach to world history. Instead of proceeding through history descriptively, it looks at several major questions and ideas, such as the role of technology, the development of universal religions, global trade, or participatory politics. If this sounds thematic, it is. But it also progresses chronologically, analyzing these themes as they apply in certain eras. We use both primary sources in-text, and the latest scholarship as secondary source. These we use frequently in each chapter both to employ the voices of scholars where they say things better than we could, and footnote them for students' reference. We also hope to convey the sense that all this content is part of an ongoing debate amongst historians--and scholars from different disciplines. Finally we attempt to keep the text accessible by focusing on narrative elements of history, and keeping in mind that the readers are undergraduates, often with little exposure to the subject matter. However, the level of ideasremains high"--Provided by publisher.

Thinking  Fast and Slow Book
Score: 4
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Thinking Fast and Slow

  • Author : Daniel Kahneman
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385676526

Thinking Fast and Slow Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, he shows where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking, contrasting the two-system view of the mind with the standard model of the rational economic agent. Kahneman's singularly influential work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this path-breaking book, Kahneman shows how the mind works, and offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and personal lives--and how we can guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.