Coming in 2018
Future Focused History: the Book
About the author:
Mike Maxwell served with the U.S. army in Vietnam, worked as a broadcast journalist, managed an inner-city public housing project, taught history in a small town in southwest Colorado, and has operated the Student's Friend website for history teachers since 2001.
"This book is intended for people who care about history and believe that history education should be less a pointless exercise in temporarily memorizing trivial facts for the next exam, and more a quest for important knowledge from the past that can inform judgment in the future.
Any society that has developed the capacity to destroy most life on earth needs all the good judgment it can get, and there is no better place to seek it than in the long record of human experience." -From the Introduction
(For more on knowledge useful in the future, see: The Discovery That Could Change History Schooling.)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
PART I: THE PROBLEMS
Chapter 1: Getting emotional about history
Chapter 2: Five basic problems of history education
Chapter 3: Who is to blame for the trivia game?
Chapter 4: Hard times for history education
PART II: SEEKING SOLUTIONS
Chapter 5: Useful kinds of historical knowledge
Chapter 6: Cognition and the grand assumption
Chapter 7: Principles of history education
Chapter 8: How useful is history schooling?
Chapter 9: Threats to judgment: ignorance and bias
Chapter 10: Taking the vision to school
Epilogue: The dance of destiny
© 2001-2018 Michael G. Maxwell, Maxwell Learning LLC
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The angel and the devil symbolize the two poles of human nature, the main source of principles of historical knowledge.
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