Class, consider and place in your notes these two different historians' ideas:
1. “History as a disciplined enquiry aims to sustain the widest possible definition of memory, and to make the process of recall as accurate as possible, so that our knowledge of the past is not confined to what is immediately relevant.”
[John Tosh. The Pursuit of History. Fifth Edition.]
2. "Who owns history? Everyone and no one–which is why the study of the past is a constantly evolving, never-ending journey of discovery".
[Eric Foner, Who owns history?xix]
The class has already begun to talk about the social construction of Race. As you know from the wayback, Dr. Hammond believes that we can unmake race because we created the idea about race as a society. Many of you have wanted to use the teaching tolerance guide on bias and stereotypes which will also help in our class discussions and campus culture. Your job will continue to understand what were are learning to be able to see many perspectives of our history course.
In Race: The Power Of An Illusion, we have learned how we are one family. Our genes, and history, totally bind us together over time and space forever. Only our understandings of these events can we make sure that certain history does not repeat itself. If we are to unmake racism [eracism] We need to learn history. Civilization depends on us all understanding how we all can change the world one person at a time, starting with ourselves. The anti-bullying campaign is a great conduit to use to link important connections to history, to SVJHS, and to student's scholarship/academics/learning.