Episode 93: Ona Judge, George Washington, & the Histories of African American Women with Erica Armstrong Dunbar

In this episode, Dan and Michael chat with Erica Armstrong Dunbar about the work of historians, telling the stories of African American women, teaching slavery, and specifically her book, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge.

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Dunbar, E. A. (2017). Never caught: The Washingtons’ relentless pursuit of their runaway slave, Ona Judge. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
  2. Dunbar, E. A. (2008). A fragile freedom: African American women and emancipation in the antebellum city. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  3. Find more on Dr. Dunbar’s work on her site: https://ericaarmstrongdunbar.com/
  4. See related Visions of Education episodes:
    1. Episode 11: Rethinking Black History with LaGarrett King
    2. Episode 69: The Complexity of Citizenship for Black Women Social Studies Teachers with Amanda E. Vickery
    3. Episode 79: Black Critical Patriotism in Elementary Social Studies with Chris Busey & Irenea Walker
    4. Episode 80: New Standards for Teaching American Slavery with Kate Shuster
  5. Here is George Washington’s 1796 runaway ad for Ona Judge from the Philadelphia Gazette (Dr. Dunbar pointed out that this is incorrectly labeled as the Pennsylvania Gazette on Wikipedia) and here is Dan’s inquiry bellringer lesson he used in his class.
  6. Here are letters from George Washington to Oliver Wolcott (his Secretary of the Treasury) about Ona.

Biography

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Ph.D. is a late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century scholar with a specialization in African American women’s history. She is an expert in urban slavery, emancipation studies, and the intersection of race and gender in American history. Her focus on early African American history serves as a natural bridge to her directorship of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia. You can find more on her work on her Rutgers page.

Episode 92: Teaching Against Misinformation with Erica Hodgin and Joe Kahne

In this episode, Dan and Michael chat with Erica Hodgin and Joe Kahne about their Social Education publication, “Misinformation in the Information Age: What Teachers Can Do to Support Students.”

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Hodgin, E. & Kahne, J. (2018). Misinformation in the Information Age: What teachers can do to support students. Social Education, 82(4), 208-211.
  2. Kahne, J., Hodgin, E., & Eidman-Aadahl, E. (2016). Redesigning civic education for the digital age: Participatory politics and the pursuit of democratic engagement. Theory & Research in Social Education, 44(1), 1-35.
  3. The Civic Engagement Research Group website is www.civicsurvey.org, they can be found on Twitter at @Ed4Democracy, and you can sign up for the Ed4Democracy Newsletter too!
  4. The Civic Engagement Research Group created the Educating for Democracy Deep Dive with the Teaching Channel, which is a curated collection of videos, educational resources, blogs, articles and relevant research related to democratic education.
  5. The Digital Civics Toolkit is another resource for educators that Erica developed in partnership with Carrie James and Sangita Shresthova that focuses in on the digital dimensions of civic engagement. It’s also embedded within the Teaching Channel Deep Dive.

Biographies

Erica Hodgin is the Associate Director of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG), http://www.civicsurvey.org, at the University of California, Riverside and the Project Director of the Leveraging Equity and Access in Democratic Education (LEADE) Initiative.

Joseph Kahne holds the Dutton Presidential Chair for Education Policy and Politics at the University of California at Riverside. His work can be found at @jkahne, jkahne@ucr.edu, and civcisurvey.org.

Episode 91: Truth, Justice and Reasoning with Democratic Values with Anna-Lise Halvorsen, David E. Harris, and Paul F. Dain

In this episode Dan and Michael chat with Anna-Lise Halvorsen, David E. Harris, and Paul F. Dain about their new book Reasoning with Democratic Values 2.0: Ethical Issues in American History, (Volume 1 & Volume 2) which helps teachers to promote critical thinking and social responsibility in their United States History and Civics classes. Plus, we discuss a potential Superman reboot.

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Episode 90: Inquiring into Girls’ Access to Education with Heather Hagan & Carolyn Weber

In Episode 90, Michael and Dan talk with Heather Hagan and Carolyn Weber about their recent article published in Middle Level Learning titled, “The Global Challenge of Equal Access for Girls to an Education: An Investigation Using Inquiry” In this article, they discuss how educators can teach students about the rights young women have to an education in different countries around the world using the Inquiry Arc of the C3 Framework.

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Episode 89: Students’ Rights in Schools with Kimberlee Ried

In episode 89 Michael and Dan talk with Kimberlee Ried about students’ rights in schools, and her article published in the March/April issue of Social Education titled “Upholding Student Rights in the 20th Century: An Examination of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District.” In the article and episode, she discusses how the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court case can be taught to illustrate students’ rights in schools.

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Episode 88: Civic Ideology & Instruction with Ryan T. Knowles

In this episode, Michael & Dan talk with Ryan T. Knowles about his recent article published in Theory and Research in Social Education titled “Teaching Who You Are: Connecting Civic Education Ideology to Instructional Strategy.” In the article, Ryan quantitatively studies teachers civic education ideology (CivID) and their instructional strategies. He then discusses the impact of teacher dispositions, how that impacts their decision making, and what it means for the students.

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Episode 87: Data Visualization and Literacy in Social Studies with Tamara Shreiner

In Episode 87, Dan and Michael chat with Tamara Shreiner about her recent article published in Theory and Research in Social Education titled “Data Literacy for Social Studies: Examining the Role of Data Visualizations in K-12 Textbooks.” Dr. Shreiner describes data visualizations in our society and shares how to teach about and with them.

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Books, Articles and Other Amazing Resources

  1. Check out Tamara’s work on her Google Scholar page and her University webpage
  2. Shreiner, T.L. (2017). Data literacy for social studies: Examining the role of data visualizations in K-12 textbooks. Theory and Research in Social Education. 46(2), 194-231.
  3. Here are some of Tamara’s recommended resources for data and data visualizations:
    1. Data USA: https://datausa.io/
    2. Gapminder: https://www.gapminder.org/
    3. USA Facts: https://usafacts.org/
    4. Metrocosm: http://metrocosm.com/
    5. Geoawsomeness: http://geoawesomeness.com/
    6. Our World in Data: https://ourworldindata.org/
    7. David Rumsey Historical Maps: https://www.davidrumsey.com/
    8. U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools-History: https://www.census.gov/schools/activities/history.html.html
    9. Pew Research Center: http://www.pewresearch.org/
    10. University of Michigan project on data literacy: http://datalit.sites.uofmhosting.net/
  4. And, of course, here’s a guide to Grand Rapids Craft Breweries

Biography

Dr. Tamara Shreiner is interested in the ways that people construct an understanding of the past across different scales of time and space, as well as the ways that people use their historical understanding to make sense of and reason about contemporary political and civic issues.  Much of her current scholarship focuses on teaching and learning in world history, and on how people make sense of and use data visualizations as part of the historical and civic inquiry processes. You can contact Dr. Shreiner at shreinet@gvsu.edu.

Episode 86: Discussing Historical Thinking Skills with Bruce A. Lesh

In Episode 86, Michael chats with Bruce A. Lesh about his book “Why wont you just tell us the answer?”: Teaching historical thinking in grades 7 – 12. Bruce fields questions from participants in a book club study with #sschat. In this interview, Bruce discusses the benefits of historical thinking, teacher prep, assessments and how to make a good historical investigation.

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Episode 85: Lessons from Critical U.S. History Teachers with Hillary Parkhouse

In Episode 85, Michael & Dan chat with Dr. Hillary Parkhouse about her recent article published in Theory and Research in Social Education titled,  “Pedagogies of Naming, Questioning, and Demystification: A Study of Two Critical U.S. History Classrooms.” In it, she discusses how two teachers are uses critical lenses to teach US history.

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