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Invisibility and Injustice, Part 2: The Past in the Present

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

As the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent noted in their statement of January 29, the way the history of slavery and oppression is taught in the US is, in many cases, problematic and harmful. 851 more words

African Americans

Telling (Digital) Stories of our Nation's Past: Using Film Technology in the U.S. History Classroom

The technological revolution has knocked on our classroom door, and it is asking to come in. Proponents of using technology in the classroom insist that it allows students to investigate learning in new and individualized ways. 684 more words

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History - From a Different Perspective

Tim Urban who writes the ‘Wait But Why’ blog comes up with some very interesting ideas and articles. His latest was particularly good.

Like him, when I reflect back on all my learning of history in school and later, I often struggle to get the context straight or to be able to see the inter-relationship between different events or people, especially when thinking on a global scale. 180 more words


Reflections from an Adjunct History Instructor (Part One)

Well, my first semester as an adjunct History professor ended less than a month ago. The students in the course that I was teaching, HIST 037, “Women in American History,” took their final on Monday, December 14, and I spent the next few days grading those exams and submitting their scores online. 1,442 more words

Solano Community College

A - Banned Books, Spanish Gold And Hidden Queens - Test Podcast

Show notes

The History News Show is a podcast about historical, archaeological and any news to do with the past.

Shows are not regular yet, I’m just testing out the process.  123 more words

King Tut

New Course: Race and Urban Inequality in 21st Century America

Below is the description for a course I will teach this winter: Race and Urban Inequality in 21st Century America.

As a historian who studies the past, I use its injustices to challenge the present. 287 more words