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Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years by Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson at Rethinking Schools

http://www.rethinkingschools.org/publication/columbus/columbus.shtml

Why rethink Christopher Columbus? Because the Columbus myth is a foundation of children's beliefs about society. More than 90 essays, poems, interviews, historical vignettes, and lesson plans reevaluate the myth of Columbus and issues of indigenous rights. Rethinking Columbus is packed with useful teaching ideas for kindergarten through college.


Native American History
Anti-Oppression/Critical Consciousness: Race/Racism

elementary, middle, high
lesson plan, article, textbook, bibliography
yes
Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Rigoberta MenchĂș, Leonard Peltier
Taino, Native Americans, Slavery, Indians, 1492, Racism, Environment, Environmentalism

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