How can teachers engage their students with study of civic life, agency and community? By studying the history of post-Reconstruction American institutions and the struggles for Black equality and justice—even the simple right to live one’s life. Learn and develop effective strategies to work with primary sources relating to the Jim Crow Era, The Great Migration and the shift from rural to urban consciousness for Black Americans. This 12-week, fully online course will examine Black communities’ resistance–legal, intellectual, educational, social–to Jim Crow and the other forms of oppression during a bleak period in race relations in America.
Course runs Oct 19 - Dec. 5, 2020, and introduces exemplars of best practice pedagogy for English Learners in History and Social Studies classrooms. It demonstrates dual-language-learner-friendly approaches to primary and secondary sources using examples from the history of immigration and of foreign language communities in the U.S..
From the American colonial era to the 21st century, people with disabilities experienced a revolution in status from objects of religious benevolence to wards of the state to civic leaders. Trace this remarkable story of reform and heartbreak, endurance and empowerment as you explore a broad array of primary sources with Disability History scholar, Graham Warder, and disability education leader, Rich Cairn. Examine emerging K-12 history standards from Massachusetts, California, and other states in this fully online course.
What is fascism? Where did it come from? How does it impact human rights? What is anti-fascism and how did it arise? How did ideology shape the Spanish Civil War (the setting for the Ernest Hemingway novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls) and WWII? What legacies did those wars pass on in the decades since–in Spain, the U.S., Europe, and globally?