First Person: I am a history teacher. Let me teach history.

 

 

It’s 2021. Why do I still have to convince people in power that Black stories are worthy of being taught?


As a history teacher, a professional educator with years of experience in the classroom, my main job is to teach historical truths. Each year I attend so many professional development sessions that I sometimes don’t even turn in all of my continuing education credit certificates because I have surpassed the requirements for teacher recertification. In addition, I regularly connect with colleagues and organizations on social media to bring my students the most comprehensive and contemporary understanding of my content area. Finally, I often spend weekends at historical sites or walking trails while listening to the latest book talk on relevant topics. I do this so that I can be better, stronger, and know more for my students — and also because I have a passion for the study of history.

GOOD READ: First Person: I am a history teacher. Let me teach history. - Chalkbeat

 

BIG ISMS will be taking a break next week.

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Indian Slavery

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absolute power depends on absolute control over knowledge, which in turn necessitates absolute corruption

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