Black ants and buddhists thinking critically and teaching differently in the primary grades /

"What would a classroom look like if understanding and respecting differences in race, culture, beliefs, and opinions were at its heart? Welcome to Mary Cowhey's Peace Class in Northampton, MA, where first and second graders view the entire curriculum through the framework of understanding...

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Main Author: Cowhey, Mary, 1960-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Portland, Me. : Stenhouse Publishers, 2006.
Physical Description: xi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Table of Contents:
  • Compassion, action, and change
  • Routines: a day in the life of the peace class
  • It takes a village to teach first grade
  • Talking about peace
  • Learning through activism
  • Teaching history so children will care
  • Nurturing history detectives
  • Seeing ourselves and our families through students' eyes
  • Responding when tragedy enters the classroom
  • Building trust with families and weathering controversy
  • Going against the grain
  • Afterword: "Take this hammer."