Towards a New Approach to the Teaching of American Jewish History

By Jonathan D. Sarna

Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York, June 1986

The author argues that a new curriculum in American Jewish history needs to be written. While the facts have not changed, our understanding of them and of their larger importance certainly have, and this new understanding needs to be transmitted to our pupils. American Jewish historians are now asking far more sophisticated questions than they ever have before, and are approaching a new and more complex understanding of American Jewish life, one with important implications for all Jews living in America today.

Topic: Curriculum, History, Change, Education

Name of Publication: The Principal

Volume/Issue: Vol.31/no.5

Page Number(s): 3-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Sarna, Jonathan D. Towards a New Approach to the Teaching of American Jewish History. The Principal. Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York. June 1986: 3-6. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12085


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