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From Watts to Ferguson: Persistent Structural Inequality

created Dec 18, 2014 11:39 AM
by Shelley Brooks Some students will instinctually be familiar with structural inequality in the United States just by lived experience. Others may be unclear on how this dynamic impacts ...

Countering Bias in History Instruction

created Nov 03, 2014 01:57 PM
by Nancy McTygue - History is an interpretative discipline.  And that’s not something that should worry us.  The recent controversy regarding the revisions to the AP US history exam by the ...

Roots of the Hong Kong Protests

created Oct 29, 2014 03:24 PM
by Shelley Brooks The Hong Kong protests have resonance with students around the world.  Students here in the United States likely see connections to the Occupy movement that began in New York in ...

Engaging Students in Thinking about the Drought

created Oct 15, 2014 02:50 PM
by Shelley Brooks There is some good news on the drought front – Californians are on an upward trend for water conservation.  The State Water Board recently reported that in August the statewide ...

Studying the borders of conflict in Iraq and Syria

created Jul 28, 2014 03:35 PM
by Shelley Brooks With the anniversary of WWI upon us, it is useful for students to look at the connection between current events and the legacies of “the war to end all wars.” The violence ...
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