history

The Unrepeatable Elephant in the Room

First off, this isn't intended to be a partisan political post. I really am trying to approach this from a history/social science angle. The topic I'm addressing is already being vigorously discussed in social media, at home, in the hallways, and in the classroom. I'm writing with the hope of helping to ground the discussion in American history.

Take Wisdom, Not Wrongs, From The Past

Wisdom Wisdom

"Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us, therefore, study the incidents in this as philosophy to learn wisdom from and none of them as wrongs to be avenged."

—Abraham Lincoln

Sparked: Scramble for Africa

Sparked: Scramble for Africa

I used Adobe Spark to create this online augmented reading assignement which covers the scramble for Africa, Belgian exploitation the Congo, and the impact of colonialism on today’s DR Congo.