Textbook Treatment of Japanese Internment During WWII

December 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Textbook Treatment of Japanese Internment During WWII

In the Holt Social Studies “United States History” textbook intended for use by 11th graders there is of course a chapter on World War II. Chapter 26, or the World War II chapter covers the years between 1938-1946 and is broken into 5 sections. Those sections are “The War Begins,” “The Home Front,” “War in […]

Educational Racism

December 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Educational Racism

Sam Hurley History Engages the Public Dr. Katherine Antonova 28 November 2018 Educational Racism Texas… Well, one does not get further to the Mexican border as Texas. Even saying Texas one can only think the South. The South is known for BBQ’s, good weather in the summer along with heat waves. But historically it has […]

Remembering Fort Pillow

December 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Remembering Fort Pillow

The Tragedy in Tennessee: Exploring the Fort Pillow MasThe troubling legacy of the Civil War has created a mass riff on American history. After all, it wasn’t terribly long ago when America became enflamed over controversies surrounding the Southern Confederate memorials, and whether their goal was remembrance or veneration. However, monuments are not the only […]

Review of “The Book Thief”

December 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Review of “The Book Thief”

Rebecca Voisich “I am haunted by humans”. This is the last line of The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak. The book is a story about a girl, a boy, a fighter, and death. Set in Nazi Germany, the author tells the story of Liesel Meminger; the girl who lost her brother and became a […]

Historical Fiction Part 5

December 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Historical Fiction Part 5

As discussed as an option during the first class of the semester, this will be a piece of a semester-long project in which a historical fiction piece will be written. The excerpt continues on from where the previous left off. PROMPT WRITE A HISTORICAL FICTION THAT SOMEHOW: directly considers questions of what history is how […]

Controversial Topic Lesson Plan

December 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Controversial Topic Lesson Plan

**Disclaimer- please excuse the formatting.  This is intended to be a bulleted list but it does not translate correctly onto the site.*** Lesson Plan: Historical Perspective on Immigration Intended for a high school course located in Florida Objective: understand the foundation of our country was based on the idea of immigration and there are pros […]

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