The purpose of The Dolphin Society Book Club is to learn about history in a caring community of adults who teach kids AND it's also for those who want to learn history quickly. Book club members learn a summary of the reading from John De Gree, then discuss the main points. For those just watching the recorded lessons, they learn a summary of the history book in succinct talks by De Gree.
At the beginning of each talk, John De Gree will present a slideshow explaining the key historical events, people, and ideas of the month’s readings. Then, he will show teachers the tools that will enable them to prepare well for talks and Socratic discussions with their students. Finally, John will lead Dolphin Society members in Socratic discussions on the history they have read. Didn’t have time to read everything for that month? That’s fine. Come along for the lesson and discussion, anyways! You can use our recordings as your library of history books, condensed in 30 minute lessons. To join the Book Club, become a member of the Dolphin Society and register for each of the Book Club Meetings. Click Here for More information and to enroll in The Dolphin Society.
We meet once a month, September through May, on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm Pacific Time.
New Books for 2022/2023! 1. A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn. ISBN 978-0062397348 2. Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation against America, by Mary Grabar. ISBN 978-1684511525
This coming year, we are reading two books simultaneously. Zinn's book is most likely the most read and followed history book by America's high school teachers. It has taught Americans to hate their own country's founding and Western Civilization. Grabar's book rebuts Zinn's arguments and attempts to show that Zinn wrote a fake rendition of America's past. As a 25-year school teacher, I have experienced the widespread hatred and ignorance of America's past that many public school teachers harbor. I knew many of them either learned their ideas from Zinn, or, from others who were inspired by Zinn's work. In our book club meetings for this year, we will learn of Zinn's and Grabar's arguments and weigh them. As the meaning of American history is now controversial, it will be an exciting and interesting book club.
Books for Discussion Recordings are located in The Dolphin Society: 1. In 2020/2021 A Patriot's History of the United States, by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen, ISBN 978-1-59523. 2. 2021/2022 Western Civilization, by Marvin Perry, ISBN 13: 978-1305091467 .
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All members of the Dolphin Society may join The History Book Club.