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Social Studies Week 8/9

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This week we will talk about all of the parties that come together to commit acts of history. How do we “do history?” We continue to discuss the question, “how does perspective affect how history is written, studied and interpreted?” We then begin our review of the American revolution and get into our timeline review. Keep checking back as we approach our studies of America’s involvement in global conflicts, and make sure to visit frequently if you are looking for the daily resources we use in class.

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Howard Zinn and Big Think

Click here to listen to one of the most influential and popular contemporary U.S. historians.

Howard Zinn, 1922-2010 was an activist, historian, political scientist, social critic, playwright, and  author of the bestseller A People’s History of the United States(more…)

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500 Nations

500 Nations

Check it out, 500 Nations is an eight-part documentary on first nations people. The documentary takes us from pre-European contact to the end of the 19th century. The following description comes from my colleague Mr. Matt Henchen at Harwood Union High School.

‘Much of the information comes from text, eyewitnesses, pictorials, and computer graphics. The series was hosted by Kevin Costner, narrated by Gregory Harrison, and directed by Jack Leustig. It included the voice talents of Eric Schweig, Gordon Tootoosis, Wes Studi, Cástulo Guerra, Tony Plana, Edward James Olmos, Patrick Stewart, Gary Farmer, Tom Jackson, Tantoo Cardinal, Dante Basco, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, Tim Bottoms, Michael Horse, Graham Greene, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Amy Madigan, Frank Salsedo, and Kurtwood Smith. The series was written by Jack Leustig, Roberta Grossman, Lee Miller (head of research), and W. T. Morgan, with Dr. John M. D. Pohl. (more…)

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