Emily Drum taught history, civics, government, and economics at Monache High School in Porterville, a town in the San Joaquin Valley, where she worked to engage students’ voices. Emily Drum in conversation with the author, October 7, 2021.
Tuyen Tran, Assistant Director of the California History-Social Science Project, was announced on October 15th as a member of the America250 Foundation’s History Education Advisory Council for a one-year term.
Starting this September, we are launching a new feature on our website called Monthly Highlights. We plan to use this page as a central location for resources related to an identified monthly theme. On the page, you will find resources ranging from blog posts, featured lesson plans, teacher highlights, featured scholarship, and picture book resources. Our goal is to provide you with ready-to-use resources that will allow you to connect with our theme for the month.
We are interested in hearing from history-social science teachers about how they are doing in this unprecedented time. Never before in our lifetimes has a pandemic made it so that teachers and students cannot safely gather in one place for school. Events that we took for granted in February – school assemblies, lunch in the cafeteria, an ordinary day at school with students engaged in project based learning – are now in May unimaginable.