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Other titles in the Taking Sides: World History Vol I series:
Taking Sides World History: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in World History (Taking Sides: World History Vol I)
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From the TAKING SIDES Series, this third edition of TAKING SIDES: WORLD HISTORY presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructors manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.
This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in world history through readings that reflect a variety of viewpoints. Each issue is framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. The Taking Sides readers feature annotated listings of selected World Wide Web sites. Taking Sides is supported by our student website, Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/).
Table of Contents
PART 1. The Ancient World
ISSUE 1. Did Homo Sapiens Originate in Africa?
YES: Stephen Oppenheimer, from “The First Exodus,” Geographical (July 2002)
NO: Milford Wolpoff and Rachel Caspari, from Race and Human Evolution (Simon & Schuster, 1997)
ISSUE 2. Was Egyptian Civilization African?
YES: Clinton Crawford, from Recasting Ancient Egypt in the African Context: Toward a Model Curriculum Using Art and Language (Africa World Press, 1996)
NO: Kathryn A. Bard, from “Ancient Egyptians and the Issue of Race,” in Mary R. Lefkowitz and Guy MacLean Rgoers, eds., Black Athena Revisited (University of North Carolina Press, 1996)
ISSUE 3. Was Sumerian Civilization Exclusively Male-Dominated?
YES: Chester G. Starr, from A History of the Ancient World (Oxford University Press, 1965)
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