Interdisciplinary Curriculum on Heritage and Identity
A project of the Brooklyn Historical Society, Voices of Mixed Heritage: Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations is a free interdisciplinary curriculum designed for grades 6–12. Students and educators are invited to engage with the topic of mixed heritage and identity in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Students investigate the voices and representation of those who identify as mixed-heritage individuals through oral histories, archival primary sources, popular culture references, and contextualized secondary sources. Through their investigation, students will unpack complex political concepts such as race, racism, identity, equity, and self-determination. Educators may download the full curriculum at no charge from the Brooklyn Historical Society’s website.
The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) has developed assessments of civiconline reasoning—the ability to judge the credibility of the information that floods young people’s smartphones, tablets, and computer screens. Discussions about politics and public policy, for example, increasingly take place on social media.
November 11 marked 100 years since the end of World War I. Artists and intellectuals, many of whom experienced combat firsthand, responded in myriad, often contradictory ways to the world’s first modern war.
Gamification, hashtag, tweep … When were these words first used in print? To find out, students simply enter a date in the search field on Mirriam-Webster’s Time Traveler webpage where they will see the words first recorded on that year.