Tag: elementary education

  • It’s all About Labor: Mexican Repatriation During The Great Depression

    It’s all About Labor: Mexican Repatriation During The Great Depression

    When did you learn about Mexican “repatriation” during the Great Depression? For me, it wasn’t until I was studying to get my master’s degree that I learned about the mass expulsion of Mexican Americans from the United States during the 1930’s. Between the years 1930-1933, up to 1,800,000 Mexicans and Mexican Americans were forcibly taken…

  • A Justice Centered Approach to Teaching the Holocaust

    A Justice Centered Approach to Teaching the Holocaust

    For many teachers and students alike, the Holocaust is one of the most memorable and powerful historical units of the school year. As teachers, the way that we approach this unit is incredibly important. For those of us who teach it, why do we? And how can we use it as a springboard to talk…

  • Expanding Historical Narratives Through Classroom “Meet and Greets”

    Expanding Historical Narratives Through Classroom “Meet and Greets”

    Some of the most successful and engaging activities I’ve used this year have been classroom “meet and greets.” These activities have served as exciting introductions into new historical units, and each time, students have been excited to learn more and to dive deeper into the upcoming unit.┬áThe creation of these “meet and greets” was inspired…