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.

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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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