Such master narratives, I contend, permeate most history textbooks and deny students critical lenses through which to examine, analyze, and interpret social issues today. The article concludes with suggestions about how teachers might begin to address the current problem of master narratives and offer alternative approaches to presenting U. During my years as a high school history teacher in the early s, I observed the extent to which history textbooks often presented simplistic, one-dimensional interpretations of American history within a heroic and celebratory master narrative. Reflecting on these years, I also remember how heavily teachers relied on these textbooks, consequently denying students an accurate picture of the complexity and richness of American history.
January 05, We enter a new year I will complete my 59th cycle on the planet in a couple of months. I've seen a bit of life over the past six decades. I'm also a historian by training, so I think I have a good purview of where we stand in the grand scheme of things.
I know that there is a lot of pessimism and fear going into the new year. I've written about it and thought about it and prayed about it. With Martin Marty, also a historian, I have been looking for signs of hope.
They're out there, if we're willing to look for them. With this being the first week of the new year, I share Marty's reflections on the past and the future. I invite you to read and reflect on his message as we ponder the way forward.
I chose not to comment on the election campaigns. The choice was an implicit protest against or retreat from the grossness, waste, distortion, and distraction in what elections have become. Now the bad year of is past, and it is time to join everyone else in the sighting-and-commentary professions and to re-emerge actively.
What struck me all year was the sense and sight of extreme despair on many fronts, accompanied by some new notices of the meaning and potential of hope. Hope is a tool, a hammer. Never let it go. The possibilities seem shrunken. After its collision with history, so might hope itself.
The headline was unsurprising: At the end of this column I cite two extended Muslim discussions of hope, articles which might surprise any Americans who are fed on Islamophobia and hatred.
Christians find immeasurable resources of hope in their scriptures and witness. Believers can go to their friendly neighborhood pastor or counselor or bibliophile for many more suggestions.
Boorstin winked at the two of us as the host left our recess chamber: He then announced that we had concluded: Accessed December 31, The Theology of Hope: On the Ground and the Implications of a Christian Eschatology.I can assure you that Alan Kay is the author of “the best way to predict the future is to invent it.” This is well known in the computer world and a number of people at Xerox Parc heard him say it .
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