A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald TakakiA Different Mirror is a dramatic new retelling of our nations history, a powerful larger narrative of the many different peoples who together compose the United States of America. In a lively account filled with the stories and voices of people previously left out of the historical canon, Ronald Takaki offers a fresh perspective - a re-visioning - of our nations past.
Prof. Nhi Lieu reads from A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki
The class will reorganize into four groups for this project; each group will be assigned one of the chapters from Takaki indicated below to read and discuss. An essay question accompanies each chapter for your group to use to guide your understanding of the reading and your presentation of the information to other students. Once your "expert group" has mastered your assigned chapter we will reform groups.
A Different Mirror ebook By Ronald Takaki
How can education reflect all voices in our history? Can multiculturalism reunite our fragmented society? Educator and historian Ronald Takaki discusses the power of a curriculum that mirrors many ethnic perspectives. Takaki, the grandson of Japanese immigrants in Hawaii, has bridged many cultures as a student, a scholar, and an activist. As a young professor, for example, he taught the first black studies course offered at the University of California, Los Angeles, shortly after the Watts riots.
Already have an account? Log in! Chapter 2 describes many different events of how the English took over lands and controlled the lives of both the Indians and the Irish through means of violence that left their land close to extinction. They did the same with the Indians except for these type incidents occurred at three different locations. The Indians were farming their land and doing very well, but in order to claim most of their lands the explorers would write various details about the Indian people being cannibals and the females doing improper things like prostituting themselves because they liked too. After hearing these type of descriptions the English people that it was only naturally right that they should be able to claim the Indians land and be able to drive them from it change their way of faith and what religion they believed in.
African American community leaders. urged their communities to establish. and. support Black businesses. in solidarity and ethnic enterprise.
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Post a Comment. Tuesday, March 2, Week 7 Reading Response. I decided to include the entire excerpt because merely summarizing it would not do the gentle humor justice. Uncle Ben and Uncle Joe were too poor to purchase train tickets. They sorrowfully told their landlord that everyone else had abandoned him, but that they had loyally remained behind on the plantation. The landlord gave the two men some money because they promised to stay and work the crops. Immediately after he left, the old-timers took the money and boarded the train to join their companions in the North.
This text has been adapted from the page book , by Ronald Takaki — Chapter summary II. Vocabulary III. Open-ended discussion questions IV. Activities for small groups and individuals 3. Connections: films, readings, websites that can extend the chapter content VI. Preliminary Activities Anticipatory: 1.