By Lakeya Omogun, New Design Middle School (Harlem, New York)
Whose perspective is told? Whose perspective is missing? Whose voice is heard? Whose voice is missing? What might this person say if they had a voice? These were some of the questions my students explored while performing critical readings of various historical texts.
After learning about World War I, my students were also challenged to consider the missing perspectives and voices in the stories of this historical event. What better way to learn about them than from an author? On Friday, December 12th, 2014, Max Brooks visited my seventh-grade classroom in Harlem, New York, at New Design Middle School to tell my students about one missing perspective in the stories of World War I, The Harlem Hellfighters. (more…)
Kenneth C. Davis, author of the Don’t Know Much About series is available to Skype with classes, subject to his availability, focusing on the final days of the Civil War. Mr. Davis will discuss the final months of the Civil War, and how it altered American history. Students are invited to answer questions.
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Forthcoming from Kenneth C. Davis, The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah.
Mr. Davis will additionally be on Fox and Friends this upcoming Monday morning to discuss the American presidency.
KENNETH C. DAVIS is the The New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Know Much About History, which gave rise to the Don’t Know Much About® series, including books and audios about the Bible, the Civil War, Geography and other topics.