About the authors
Brant Abrahamson and Fred Smith are career history and social studies teachers who reside in the Chicago area. As they taught, they became increasingly disturbed by the deficiencies of standard textbooks, and they began developing alternative materials for their students. Some of their lessons and units have been published by GSP, Tucson, AZ, and The Teachers’ Press, Brookfield, Illinois, U.S.A., 60513. Abrahamson writes a column for the quarterly Inquiringminds.org newsletter.
Abrahamson’s degrees are from Augustana College (BA) and the University of Iowa (MA). Abrahamson was selected as an Illinois Master Teacher.
Smith graduated from the University of Chicago (BA) and Northern Illinois University (MA).
Current publications by these authors include:
History of the Hebrew Bible: Current Academic Understanding
Teaching About Religion in History Classes: Sacred and Secular History
The Decalogue: Bible Scholarship for Use Today
Calendars and Thinking Logically
Thinking Logically: A Study of Common Fallacies
Thinking About the “Mysterious”
Thinking About Religion From a Global Perspective
Prejudice in Group Relations
Ways to Influence People
Family Group Living
All the above books are published by:
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