Synopses & Reviews
For too long Palestine has been submerged beneath layers of Zionist mythology. When the subject is broached, it is done from a falsely balanced perspective, measuring Israel and Palestine as if equals. This book asks readers to rethink how we study Palestine, beginning in the classroom. Inspired by Howard Zinn's method of teaching the voices of the oppressed, The Politics of Teaching Palestine to Americans adopts this approach, exploring pedagogical methods and a social justice framework for using Palestinian culture to inspire teachers and students to understand Palestine.
About the Author
Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman is a teacher, writer, and activist. She is the author of Beyond Slash, Burn, and Poison: Transforming Breast Cancer Stories into Action.
Table of Contents
1. On American Zionist Education
2. Separate and Unequal: On Coexistence
3. Narrating the Nakba, Teaching Palestine
4. Hip-Hop Education and Palestine Solidarity