Upon hearing that I am a college professor and frequently teach History, people sometimes respond with conditional and reserved words of enthusiasm. In some way or another, these people inquire as to whether or not I teach History correctly. What… Read More ›
Historically, people have revered the Founding Fathers as creators of a uniquely equal society, but that seems to be changing.
This past few weeks my students and I have been discussing various sides of the so-called Texas Revolution in depth in both my Texas History class and Mexican American History I class. One of my favorite things about teaching is that… Read More ›
Quick thoughts related to our societal-wide problem, crossing all political ideologies, when it comes to exactly what History should be remembered. Statues continue to be a battleground for these conversations.
Articulating various responses to “What is Texas History” with my students continues to fascinate me, as does teaching and learning more and more Texas History, and I wanted to share a few things in particular that have been on my… Read More ›
I wanted to share a few brief observations and comments about Ahmed Mohamed and the resulting attention. Last night I was thinking about it, and I figured that there was probably already a Wikipedia page about him. And there is. While… Read More ›