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What America Stands For

October 4, 2012 by


This year in USHRS, we started off the school year with a long-term project on¬†contemporary¬†American identity. The project focuses on three main questions about what it means to be an American, what characteristics Americans have and how they were developed, and how historical events shape our identity. Obviously there may not be one exact right […]

From the Mouths of Babes

October 1, 2012 by


“What does it mean to be an American?” I asked. “Freedom”, “Liberty”, “Taking care of each other” kids responded, eagerly standing up to give an answer after being called on. My partner and I were interviewing a class of second graders for our first US history project of the year: our mission is, essentially, to […]