How do our confrontations with justice and injustice shape our identity? Through the study of historical documents and literature, including Farewell to Manzanar, we will explore the history and legacies of the forced relocation and incarceration of Japanese Americans by the United States government during World War II.
In this one-day workshop we will explore the history and contemporary realities of human migration while considering the impact that a nation’s identity and concept of membership has on immigration policy and the integration of newcomers.
Where do assumptions about race, achievement, and intelligence come from? Eugenics, or “race science,” had a profound impact on American educational practice. How do we as educators grapple with what this history means for our students and for creating more equitable schools today?
Stories have the power to transform the way young people see themselves and others. Join us as we explore ways to use literature to engage youth in thinking about identity, analyzing adolescent choices, and reflecting on the impact of history on individuals.
Since the founding of the U.S. Republic, there have been debates over the expansion of the franchise. This workshop will examine pivotal moments in the struggle for voting rights in the United States and explore legacies of this history.