Tag Archives: history

Enyi and Egbe: The Nkwerre Totems

September 30th, 2018

Totemism has increasingly gained recognition as a veritable tool for historical reconstruction and sociological understanding of community relations in Africa. In many communities in Igboland, the enduring presence and veneration of animal totems remain significant not only in the conception Read more

Reflecting Childhood in African History: A Study of Child Labour in South Africa

September 29th, 2018

In pre-colonial Africa, child labour was considered a part of an educational, socializing and survival strategy. This practice was thus curtailed following the entrenchment of colonial rule predicated on western ideology and values. South Africa, with the bitter experience of Read more

The Dark Horse Comes to Malawi: Famine in Africa

September 24th, 2018

In this third lesson of the four part series, students briefly examine the 2002 famine in Africa and the factors that contributed to its severity, with a special focus on Malawi.

Native American Cultures Across the U.S.

September 24th, 2018

Children’s literature, movies, and other media often perpetuate generalized stereotypes, whether positive or negative, in their representations of Native American peoples. Teaching children about the First Americans in an accurate historical context while emphasizing their continuing presence and influence within Read more

Around the World in the 1890s: Photographs from the World’s Transportation Commission

September 24th, 2018

This collection contains nearly nine hundred images by American photographer William Henry Jackson. In addition to railroads, elephants, camels, horses, sleds and sleighs, sedan chairs,rickshaws, and other types of transportation, Jackson photographed city views, street and harbor scenes, landscapes, local Read more

Election Day Extravaganza: No-Prep Lesson Plans

September 24th, 2018

I love social studies, and with the constant press covering the presidential election, it gives me the additional opportunity to be able to dive a little deeper into civics with my kids this year. Although my kiddos are a little Read more

The Dark Horse Comes to Malawi: Famine in Africa

September 24th, 2018

In this third lesson of the four part series, students briefly examine the 2002 famine in Africa and the factors that contributed to its severity, with a special focus on Malawi.

Around the World in the 1890s: Photographs from the World’s Transportation Commission

September 24th, 2018

This collection contains nearly nine hundred images by American photographer William Henry Jackson. In addition to railroads, elephants, camels, horses, sleds and sleighs, sedan chairs,rickshaws, and other types of transportation, Jackson photographed city views, street and harbor scenes, landscapes, local Read more

Election Day Extravaganza: No-Prep Lesson Plans

September 24th, 2018

I love social studies, and with the constant press covering the presidential election, it gives me the additional opportunity to be able to dive a little deeper into civics with my kids this year. Although my kiddos are a little Read more

Native American Cultures Across the U.S.

September 24th, 2018

Children’s literature, movies, and other media often perpetuate generalized stereotypes, whether positive or negative, in their representations of Native American peoples. Teaching children about the First Americans in an accurate historical context while emphasizing their continuing presence and influence within Read more