Abina and the Important Men

Abina and the Important Men
Author: Trevor R. Getz,Liz Clarke
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0190238747
Category: HISTORY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abina and the Important Men Book Excerpt:

This is an illustrated "graphic history" based on an 1876 court transcript of a West African woman named Abina, who was wrongfully enslaved and took her case to court. The main scenes of the story take place in the courtroom, where Abina strives to convince a series of "important men"--A British judge, two Euro-African attorneys, a wealthy African country "gentleman," and a jury of local leaders --that her rights matter.--Publisher description.

Transformations in Africana Studies

Transformations in Africana Studies
Author: Adebayo Oyebade
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2022-12-20
ISBN: 1000825914
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transformations in Africana Studies Book Excerpt:

This book introduces readers to the rich discipline of Africana Studies, reflecting on how it has developed over the last fifty years as an intellectual enterprise for knowledge production about Africa and the African diaspora. The African world has always had a wealth of indigenous knowledge systems, but for the greater part of the scholarly history, hegemonic Western epistemologies have denied the authenticity of African indigenous ways of knowing. The post-colonial era has seen steady and deliberate efforts to expand the frontiers of knowledge about black people and their societies, and to Africanize such bodies of knowledge in all fields of human endeavor. This book reflects on how the multidisciplinary discipline of Africana Studies has transformed and reinvented itself as it has sought to advance knowledge about the African world. The contributors consider the foundations of the discipline, its key theories and methods of knowledge production, and how it interacts with popular culture, Women’s Studies, and other area studies such as Ethnic and Afro-Latinix Studies. Bringing together rich insights from across history, religion, literature, art, sociology, and philosophy, this book will be an important read for students and researchers of Africa and Africana Studies.

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies
Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN: 0190917970
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies Book Excerpt:

Comic book studies has developed as a solid academic discipline, becoming an increasingly vibrant field in the United States and globally. A growing number of dissertations, monographs, and edited books publish every year on the subject, while world comics represent the fastest-growing sector of publishing. The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies looks at the field systematically, examining the history and evolution of the genre from a global perspective. This includes a discussion of how comic books are built out of shared aesthetic systems such as literature, painting, drawing, photography, and film. The Handbook brings together readable, jargon-free essays written by established and emerging scholars from diverse geographic, institutional, gender, and national backgrounds. In particular, it explores how the term "global comics" has been defined, as well the major movements and trends that will drive the field in the years to come. Each essay will help readers understand comic books as a storytelling form grown within specific communities, and will also show how these forms exist within what can be considered a world system of comics.

Handbook of Arts Based Research

Handbook of Arts Based Research
Author: Patricia Leavy
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 753
Release: 2019-02-27
ISBN: 1462540384
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Arts Based Research Book Excerpt:

"The handbook is heavy on methods chapters in different genres. There are chapters on actual methods that include methodological instruction and examples. There is also ample attention given to practical issues including evaluation, writing, ethics and publishing. With respect to writing style, contributors have made their chapters reader-friendly by limiting their use of jargon, providing methodological instruction when appropriate, and offering robust research examples from their own work and/or others."--

Graphic Novels in High School and Middle School Classrooms

Graphic Novels in High School and Middle School Classrooms
Author: William Boerman-Cornell,Jung Kim,Michael L. Manderino
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1475828365
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Novels in High School and Middle School Classrooms Book Excerpt:

The ultimate guide for using graphic novels in any middle school or high school classroom, this book considers how the graphic novel format can support critical thinking and help reach disciplinary goals in history, English language arts, science, math, fine arts, and other subjects. Using specific graphic novels as examples, this book considers how to help students read, question, and write about both fiction and non-fiction. Whether teachers are new to graphic novels or have been working with them for years, this book will help improve instruction. Chapters ell us how to teach with graphic novels, focusing on how disciplinary literacy can inform graphic novel instruction; how readers should consider text, image, and the intersection of the two when reading a graphic novel; and how graphic novels can encourage critical response and interdisciplinary instruction. Throughout the book, the authors illustrate important teaching concepts with examples from recent graphic novels. Appendices offer recommendations of graphic novels ideal for different disciplines. Teachers who are serious about using graphic novels effectively in the classroom will find this book invaluable.

Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom

Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom
Author: Carrye Kay Syma,Robert G. Weiner
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2013-06-10
ISBN: 0786459131
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom Book Excerpt:

Sequential art combines the visual and the narrative in a way that readers have to interpret the images with the writing. Comics make a good fit with education because students are using a format that provides active engagement. This collection of essays is a wide-ranging look at current practices using comics and graphic novels in educational settings, from elementary schools through college. The contributors cover history, gender, the use of specific graphic novels, practical application and educational theory. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Authentic Assessment in Social Studies

Authentic Assessment in Social Studies
Author: David Sherrin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2020-03-12
ISBN: 0429536704
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authentic Assessment in Social Studies Book Excerpt:

This engaging book will show you how to move beyond tests and essay writing to implement authentic assessments in your middle or high school social studies classroom. Award-winning teacher David Sherrin explains the value of authentic assessments and offers practical ways to get started and dive deeper in your own practice. You’ll be encouraged and inspired by the real-life stories of classroom successes and failures that illustrate the points throughout the book. The chapters cover a range of categories, including different types of written, creative, and civic action assessments. The book includes: planning charts and rubrics showing how to use, grade, and give feedback on assessments so they truly aid student learning and progress specific examples, useful tips, and ready-to-go instructions that you can use immediately with your class open-ended assessments encourage scaffolding or adaptation for individual or group work to fit your classroom needs You will learn how to personalize instruction and provide students with avenues for creativity and the types of learning experiences they need to be prepared for a complex world.

Africa s Many Divides and Africa s Future

Africa s Many Divides and Africa s Future
Author: Vincent Dodoo,Charles Quist-Adade,Wendy Royal
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN: 1443884030
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africa s Many Divides and Africa s Future Book Excerpt:

“If in the past the Sahara divided us, now it unites us,” Kwame Nkrumah declared more than half a century ago. Keenly aware of Africa’s many artificial divides, Nkrumah was determined to lead a revolution that would bridge them. One way to achieve this goal, Nkrumah proposed, was a continental pan-African government, which would provide the African people with the opportunity to pool and marshal their enormous real and potential economic, human and natural resources for the optimal development of their continent. A continental union government, Nkrumah was convinced, would ensure that Africa ended the divisions created by the trilogy of the enslavement, colonization and neo-colonization of Africans. Nkrumah was concerned by other divisions as well, specifically those created by time, history, nature, and, above all, Africans themselves, such as ethnic, racial and religious discrimination, classism, sexism, and ageism, as well as atavistic and backward traditional practices, including “tribalism” and patriarchy. Africa’s Many Divides and Africa’s Future: Pursuing Nkrumah’s Vision of Pan-Africanism in an Era of Globalization is a collection of papers presented at the first and second Kwame Nkrumah International Conferences. This volume contextualizes Nkrumah’s pan-Africanist agenda within the neo-liberal global project and against the backdrop of the current global economic and political ferment.

Using Graphic Novels in the English Language Arts Classroom

Using Graphic Novels in the English Language Arts Classroom
Author: William Boerman-Cornell,Jung Kim
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 1350112712
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Graphic Novels in the English Language Arts Classroom Book Excerpt:

There is an increasing trend in teachers using graphic novels to get their students excited about reading and writing, using both original stories and adaptations of classic works by authors such as Homer, Shakespeare, and the Brontes. However, there is surprisingly little research available about which pedagogies and classroom practices are proven to be effective. This book draws on cutting-edge research, surveys and classroom observations to provide a set of effective methods for teaching with graphic novels in the secondary English language arts classroom. These methods can be applied to a broad base of uses ranging from understanding literary criticism, critical reading, multimodal composition, to learning literary devices like foreshadowing and irony. The book begins by looking at what English language arts teachers hope to achieve in the classroom. It then considers the affordances and constraints of using graphic novels to achieve these specific goals, using some of the most successful graphic novels as examples, including Maus; Persepolis; The Nameless City; and American Born Chinese and series such as Manga Shakespeare. Finally, it helps the teacher navigate through the planning process to figure out how to best use graphic novels in their own classroom. Drawing on their extensive teaching experience, the authors offer examples from real classrooms, suggested lesson plans, and a list of teachable graphic novels organized by purpose of teaching.

Leadership Popular Culture and Social Change

Leadership  Popular Culture and Social Change
Author: Kristin M.S. Bezio,Kimberly Yost
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1785368974
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership Popular Culture and Social Change Book Excerpt:

The newest generation of leaders was raised on a steady diet of popular culture artifacts mediated through technology, such as film, television and online gaming. As technology expands access to cultural production, popular culture continues to play an important role as an egalitarian vehicle for promoting ideological dissent and social change. The chapters in this book examine works and creators of popular culture – from literature to film and music to digital culture – in order to address the ways in which popular culture shapes and is shaped by leaders around the globe as they strive to change their social systems for the better.

Art and Public History

Art and Public History
Author: Rebecca Bush,K. Tawny Paul
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-05-11
ISBN: 144226845X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art and Public History Book Excerpt:

Art and Public History: Approaches, Opportunities, and Challenges provides public history practitioners and academics with useful guidance on how art can be integrated into public history initiatives, through critical discussion of tools, strategies, and technologies that contribute to collaboration and engagement across a variety of platforms.

African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade

African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade
Author: Alice Bellagamba,Sandra E. Greene,Martin A. Klein
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN: 0521199611
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade Book Excerpt:

Explores how to use different types of sources to write the history of slavery and the slave trade in Africa.

African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade Volume 2 Essays on Sources and Methods

African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade  Volume 2  Essays on Sources and Methods
Author: Alice Bellagamba,Sandra E. Greene,Martin A. Klein
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN: 1316538788
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade Volume 2 Essays on Sources and Methods Book Excerpt:

What were the experiences of those in Africa who suffered from the practice of slavery, those who found themselves captured and sold from person to person, those who died on the trails, those who were forced to live in fear? And what of those Africans who profited from the slave trade and slavery? What were their perspectives? How do we access any of these experiences and views? This volume explores diverse sources such as oral testimonies, possession rituals, Arabic language sources, European missionary, administrative and court records and African intellectual writings to discover what they can tell us about slavery and the slave trade in Africa. Also discussed are the methodologies that can be used to uncover the often hidden experiences of Africans embedded in these sources. This book will be invaluable for students and researchers interested in the history of slavery, the slave trade and post-slavery in Africa.

Emergent Masculinities

Emergent Masculinities
Author: Ndubueze L. Mbah
Publsiher: Ohio University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN: 0821446851
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emergent Masculinities Book Excerpt:

In Emergent Masculinities, Ndubueze L. Mbah argues that the Bight of Biafra region’s Atlanticization—or the interaction between regional processes and Atlantic forces such as the slave trade, colonialism, and Christianization—between 1750 and 1920 transformed gender into the primary mode of social differentiation in the region. He incorporates over 250 oral narratives of men and women across a range of social roles and professions with material culture practices, performance traditions, slave ship data, colonial records, and more to reveal how Africans channeled the socioeconomic forces of the Atlantic world through their local ideologies and practices. The gendered struggles over the means of social reproduction conditioned the Bight of Biafra region’s participation in Atlantic systems of production and exchange, and defined the demography of the region’s forced diaspora. By looking at male and female constructions of masculinity and sexuality as major indexes of social change, Emergent Masculinities transforms our understanding of the role of gender in precolonial Africa and fills a major gap in our knowledge of a broader set of theoretical and comparative issues linked to the slave trade and the African diaspora.

Slavery and its Legacy in Ghana and the Diaspora

Slavery and its Legacy in Ghana and the Diaspora
Author: Rebecca Shumway,Trevor R. Getz
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-10-19
ISBN: 1474256643
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slavery and its Legacy in Ghana and the Diaspora Book Excerpt:

Ghana-for all its notable strides toward more egalitarian political and social systems in the past 60 years-remains a nation plagued with inequalities stemming from its long history of slavery and slave trading. The work assembled in this collection explores the history of slavery in Ghana and its legacy for both Ghana and the descendants of people sold as slaves from the “Gold Coast” in the era of the transatlantic slave trade. The volume is structured to reflect four overlapping areas of investigation: the changing nature of slavery in Ghana, including the ways in which enslaved people have been integrated into or excluded from kinship systems, social institutions, politics, and the workforce over time; the long-standing connections forged between Ghana and the Americas and Europe through the transatlantic trading system and the forced migration of enslaved people; the development of indigenous and transnational anti-slavery ideologies; and the legacy of slavery and its ongoing reverberations in Ghanaian and diasporic society. Bringing together key scholars from Ghana, Europe and the USA who introduce new sources, frames and methodologies including heritage, gender, critical race, and culture studies, and drawing on archival documents and oral histories, Slavery and Its Legacy in Ghana and the Diaspora will be of great interest to scholars and students of comparative slavery, abolition and West African history.

A Primer for Teaching Women Gender and Sexuality in World History

A Primer for Teaching Women  Gender  and Sexuality in World History
Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Urmi Engineer Willoughby
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN: 1478002476
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Primer for Teaching Women Gender and Sexuality in World History Book Excerpt:

A Primer for Teaching Women, Gender, and Sexuality in World History is a guide for college and high school teachers who are teaching women, gender, and sexuality in history for the first time, for experienced teachers who want to reinvigorate their courses, for those who are training future teachers to prepare their own syllabi, and for teachers who want to incorporate these issues into their world history classes. Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks and Urmi Engineer Willoughby present possible course topics, themes, concepts, and approaches while offering practical advice on materials and strategies helpful for teaching courses from a global perspective in today's teaching environment for today's students. In their discussions of pedagogy, syllabus organization, fostering students' historical empathy, and connecting students with their community, Wiesner-Hanks and Willoughby draw readers into the process of strategically designing courses that will enable students to analyze gender and sexuality in history, whether their students are new to this process or hold powerful and personal commitments to the issues it raises.

Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub Saharan Africa

Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Kathleen Sheldon
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2016-03-04
ISBN: 1442262931
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub Saharan Africa Book Excerpt:

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on individual African women in history, politics, religion, and the arts; on important events, organizations, and publications.

Graphic Novels as Pedagogy in Social Studies

Graphic Novels as Pedagogy in Social Studies
Author: Angelo J. Letizia
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2020-04-27
ISBN: 3030442527
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Novels as Pedagogy in Social Studies Book Excerpt:

This book examines the study of citizenship by means of reading and creating graphic novels and comics in the social studies classroom. The author argues that utilizing graphic novels in the classroom not only helps to teach important concepts, skills, and dispositions of the social studies, but can also empower students with the means to grapple with the complexities of our current times. From the primary school classroom through high school and beyond, graphic novels provide a rich platform to explore a diverse array of issues such as history, critical geography, gender, race and ethnicity, disability, leadership, feminism, sexual identity, philosophy, and social justice issues, as well as provide a multidisciplinary lens for discourse on citizenship. Cultivating multimodal literacy skills through graphic novels allows students and instructors to conceive of and practice citizenship in new, unforeseen ways in an era where truth is in question. To drive this point forward, the author includes examples of both his own and his students’ work, along with exercises to be used in social studies classrooms.

A Companion to African History

A Companion to African History
Author: William H. Worger,Charles Ambler,Nwando Achebe
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN: 1119063574
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to African History Book Excerpt:

Covers the history of the entire African continent, from prehistory to the present day A Companion to African History embraces the diverse regions, subject matter, and disciplines of the African continent, while also providing chronological and geographical coverage of basic historical developments. Two dozen essays by leading international scholars explore the challenges facing this relatively new field of historical enquiry and present the dynamic ways in which historians and scholars from other fields such as archaeology, anthropology, political science, and economics are forging new directions in thinking and research. Comprised of six parts, the book begins with thematic approaches to African history—exploring the environment, gender and family, medical practices, and more. Section two covers Africa’s early history and its pre-colonial past—early human adaptation, the emergence of kingdoms, royal power, and warring states. The third section looks at the era of the slave trade and European expansion. Part four examines the process of conquest—the discovery of diamonds and gold, military and social response, and more. Colonialism is discussed in the sixth section, with chapters on the economy transformed due to the development of agriculture and mining industries. The last section studies the continent from post World War II all the way up to modern times. Aims at capturing the enthusiasms of practicing historians, and encouraging similar passion in a new generation of scholars Emphasizes linkages within Africa as well as between the continent and other parts of the world All chapters include significant historiographical content and suggestions for further reading Written by a global team of writers with unique backgrounds and views Features case studies with illustrative examples In a field traditionally marked by narrow specialisms, A Companion to African History is an ideal book for advanced students, researchers, historians, and scholars looking for a broad yet unique overview of African history as a whole.

The Global Education Movement

The Global Education Movement
Author: Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 1641130687
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Education Movement Book Excerpt:

The pages of this book paint a portrait of thirteen scholars and their lifelong professional accomplishments in and contributions to teaching, service, and research in global international education around the world. Their extraordinary work contributed extensively to the development, direction and growth of the global education movement in the United States initiated by James M. Becker as Director of School Services for the Foreign Policy Association, New York City, in the 1960s. These scholars were honored with the Distinguished Global Scholar Award presented by the International Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, the largest professional organization for social studies educators in the United States. Their narratives comprise an intriguing mosaic of backgrounds, scholarship, and contexts from which their extraordinary work blossomed in building bridges—not walls—among peoples and nations. The publication is intended to honor the professional achievements in global international education of these scholars who have devoted their professional lives to creating a better world through their work. More importantly, this book exposes globally-minded individuals, educators, scholars, administrators, and policymakers around the world to empowering role models from Africa, Europe, and the United States and opportunity to learn about the multitude of professional activities, teachings, partnerships, exchange programs and research in which they might engage to promote a deeper understanding about the cultural, geographic, economic, social, and technological interconnectedness of the world and its people---the very purpose of global education.