American History

Tule Lake Sign Between 1942 and 1946, 29,490 Japanese Americans were incarcerated at Tule Lake in California, representing nearly one fourth of the 120,000 Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. Tule Lake, one of the ten original incarceration sites became in late 1943 a segregation center where the so-called “disloyals” and their families were...
Originally Posted Here: BANKSY AND THE AMERICAN HISTORY CLASSROOM: STUDENT-LED CLASSROOM INQUIRY Every week, my students partake in the Weekly News Quiz posted by the NY Times Learning Network blog. This past week, one of the questions presented information about the British street artist Banksy, who during the month of October has taken part in a "residency" in the city of New York. My students...
Website page for my 7th graders’ current PBL unit on Exploration and Contact 1492-1550. Unit overview and final product, lessons to complete in the process, hyperlinked examples and information, multimodal resources on formulating a persuasive argument and crafting a thesis. “Notes” are available to me via a shared Google Doc.
How might students develop nuanced views of history and be inspired to uncover the histories of their own communities? Online digital archives of oral histories might just help teachers answer this question. One such archive created by The HistoryMakers provides a students and teachers with an online collection of African American oral histories that are compelling and thoughtfully cataloged....