Gaming the Past is intended to introduce students to the concept of historical games as both a pedagogical tool and a primary document to be analyzed. Students read current theory on gaming in education, historical games and their connection to popular culture and public memory formation, and finally design their own education simulation.
Proposal for Public Site of History (Museum Exhibit or Monument) – Assignment
This assignment is the final project for Mexican American History Since 1848. It tasks students with choosing a single topic from the course they think ought to be shared with the public (as a museum exhibit or monument), and using the historical literacy skills they developed during the semester to describe the topic and its significance to society.
HIST 4527: Mexican American History since 1848 – Syllabus
This course explores the history of Mexican-descent people in the United States since 1848. It gives particular attention to how the story of Mexican America appears in public sites of historical memory in the nation, and tasks students with developing a proposal for a museum exhibit or monument on a topic in Mexican American history.
Unjust Laws and the Movement for Black Lives: A Historical Perspective
The parallels between the civil rights movement of the early 1960s and the 2020 uprising can situate Gov. DeSantis’s proposal in a broader context. Many of the legislative efforts to curtail Black Lives Matter demonstrations parallel efforts made to criminalize nonviolent actions led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
HUMN 222: Black Humanities: The New York Times 1619 Project – Syllabus
HUMN 222 takes on The New York Times challenge to reframe American history, to consider the possibility that the origin of this country can be traced to 1619, the year that marks the arrival of the first Africans (from the land that would become Angola) to the land that would become America in all its defining contradictions.
Justin Trudeau’s Brownface and Blackface in Historical Context
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's history of donning brownface and blackface connects to a troubling history of blackface in Canada.
HIST 264: Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States — Syllabus
Course Description This course examines what it means to be an American and why the criterion for becoming an American has changed throughout U.S. history. We will consider why immigrants and migrants were (and are currently) perceived as racial and ethnic “others” and think critically about what it means to be a multiracial, multiethnic, and... Continue Reading →