“Humanizing History”

Over at The Historical Society, a great post by Steven Cromack was made about how he tries to connect big events in history to personal lives of his students.  Here is a taste of his article.

When I teach, I deliberately make an effort to connect big history to the personal lives of my students. At the heart of my world history curriculum are three main ideas:

Walker Evans’ photo, “In front of 310 East 
Sixty-first Street,” 1938. Courtesy 
of the Library of Congress.
  1. How each individual sees the world matters.
  2. Reality is a construction based on an individual’s worldview.
  3. It is difficult to reconcile an individual’s interests with those of a society.

Keep reading here.

-Phil

 

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