Braiding Histories

Braiding Histories

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This book proposes a new pedagogy for addressing Aboriginal subject material, shifting the focus from an essentializing or qotheringq exploration of the attributes of Aboriginal peoples to a focus on historical experiences that inform our understanding of contemporary relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples. Reflecting on the process of writing a series of stories, Dion takes up questions of (re)presenting the lived experiences of Aboriginal people in the service of pedagogy. Investigating what happened when the stories were taken up in history classrooms, she illustrates how our investments in particular identities structure how we hear and what we are qwilling to know.No previous experience teaching grade 7 or 8 history Music, French, English, and phys. ed. ... large metropolitan centre A school with racial and class diversity return to teaching the stories in her second-semester history class, the interruptionanbsp;...

Title:Braiding Histories
Author: Susan D. Dion
Publisher:UBC Press - 2009-05-01

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