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#182: How America Remembers

My first year of teaching, I challenged my students to create museum exhibits of the atomic bombing o
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#182: How America Remembers
By Mark Isero • Issue #182 • View online
My first year of teaching, I challenged my students to create museum exhibits of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, told from various historical viewpoints. Though my intent was to promote critical thinking, only years later did I fully acknowledge the moral failure of the assignment. This week’s lead article, which focuses on the lynching of Emmett Till, raises the question of how to come to terms with our country’s history, when some people resist the truth. Please read it and share your thoughts.
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Emmett Till’s Murder, and How America Remembers Its Darkest Moments
Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education
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Ollie learned this week that he was not featured in the 2019 Pets of The Highlighter calendar. Nonetheless, he made sure his owner, loyal reader Kati, bought him a copy. That way, Ollie can mark off the days until 2020, when he’s certain his dream will come true. https://highlighter.cc/store/calendar
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The Trauma Floor: The Secret Lives of Facebook Moderators in America
+ Reader Annotations: Loyal reader Nancy Jo, who teaches Ethnic Studies to ninth graders in Oakland, wrote:
Thank you for the article about Chinese exclusion in Eureka (#181). My next unit is about the construction of race in the United States, and I use the Naturalization Act and Chinese Exclusion Act as beginning documents that created race in America. I can’t wait to add this article as a first-hand account of the impact of such laws and ideologies.
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