Students read an excerpt from the book which is entry point to considering how Landers constructed historical knowledge from advertisements for runaway slaves and to learning about how some enslaved people sought freedom
Author: Eric Beckman
I am a veteran high school history teacher interested in decolonizing history curricula, anti-racist pedagogy, and e-learning.
Use an excerpt from an academic history to help students see the complexity of the idea of a European Renaissance
NB: these questions might be illegal in some states.
Equal parts book review, curricular ideas, and lament.
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Tweeting Point of View
Twitter seems a natural place for analyzing sourcing. I tweet some, and use the site for information on history education, public affairs, and soccer. Tweets in the last category could be useful in the first, because they can show the influence. Tweets from English Premier League teams during matches often reveal points of view, without […]
Vast Anti-Imperial Conspiracy
Reading Underground Asia broadened, deepened, and challenged my understanding of revolution and anti-imperialism in the first three decades of the twentieth century.
Returning to History
Lately, it seems, we are always returning. Returning to school, returning for a new term or to an old format that feels new. Like many folks, inside and outside of education, the past twenty-two months have disrupted time my sense of time. Transitions dominate my mental state, and judging from teacher Twitter tonight, I am […]
Reflecting on the disruptions to schooling over the past eighteen months, I keep drifting back to a pair of tweets to make sense of student response and to focus my attention on their education. One is from the early days of the pandemic, the time of emergency online teaching. For me, as a teacher, the […]
Students used multiple sources to draw defensible conclusions about the plague