History is an overlooked Area of Knowledge in regard to its importance. It is no coincidence that within all the dystopian novels or works of film history has been altered; for history creates knowledge and knowledge constructs truth, and truth creates control. 

JOURNAL ENTRY for History Unit: 

What is Truth? Is truth Possible? And lastly, Why does it matter if something is true or not?

Below is a Keynote Presentation Intro’ing the History Unit and summarizing the main issues contained within:


Below is an activity corresponding to the KEYNOTE above:

Is Truth in History Possible? 

Below the questions below are a collection of HISTORY readings to get our conversations started! Some important questions to consider while reading and as we move through this unit:

  1. Is truth in history possible? 
  2. What role does history play in the construction of one’s identity? 
  3. Should descendants of Evil Doers atone for the sins of their forefathers? Or are they absolved of all guilt?
  4. What tools do historians use to make their work as “scientific” as possible?
  5. Does it demean the word “scientist” to use it in referencing a historian?
  6.  What is the purpose of historical study?


 Great article on Reparations by Ta Nahesi Coates of the Atlantic: The case for reparations


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