In Texas: Remembering the Alamo Differently
Kris Axtman writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
On one side of the white construction paper, Ann Blessinger has her students write "King of England," on the other, "colonists." The assignment: Describe how each side felt leading up the Revolutionary War.
This is a lesson in perspective - it's easy to forget that there are two sides to every story, she explains to the 7th graders.
The kids begin: Sad faces appear next to the colonists after the Stamp Act; angry faces appear next to the king after the Boston Tea Party.
Perspective is not a new concept to historians. But in this state - where legendary outsized proportion and emotion dominate views of the past - this is a radical step.
The old …
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Publication information: Article title: In Texas: Remembering the Alamo Differently. Contributors: Kris Axtman writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: May 13, 2002. Page number: 3. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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