Today, we honor the bravery of the Little Rock Nine, who began the landmark integration of Little Rock Central High 60 years ago
In 1957, in response to the Brown vs. Board decisions, the NAACP enrolled 9 African American students into Little Rock Central High School, in Arkansas. They faced retaliation from students and the community that resulted in an armed escort for the duration of their school year after intervention of President Eisenhower.
a couple years from now, if and when someone asks we what I learned in Math, Science, History or English from high school, I would probably say “I don’t know, but I know I got an A.”
That’s how screwed up school is nowadays, as long as you ace or pass the class and you get high test scores to make your school look good to get more funding, they won’t care about what you learn or how you’ll apply it.
So my grade 12 American history 2 teacher has a warm up on the board almost every day. Well on this day, the warm up was to fill out the paper she had handed to us. The paper was what looked like an official School county Report paper, for reporting incidents and whatnot. At the top, there was a message that read “last friday, when we took a test, some copies that had the answers, were taken from my Desk. If you have any information on this, please tell us below.” Anyway, I knew nothing so I left everything blank. Once class started, and the teacher came back in and collected all of the papers, she told everyone to stay quiet. She sat at her desk, snd went through every last paper she collected. She finally stood up, and walked over to our trouble maker kid (nothing ever terrible, just not doing work, and never bringing a bag or anything to school, etc.) And she ask him to step outside. When the door closes, the class finally starts to talk with everyone, trying to figure out exactly what happened, and next thing we know, the trouble maker comes back in, in a huff, grabs his hat from his desk, then storms out, and he SLAMS the door. I mean like… multiple teachers steped out of their rooms. The teacher just kinda laughs, and then sighs. “So what did you all think about that?” She ask out to the class. I reply with “I really didn’t know anything, but I can easily see it being him!”.. she then decides to reveal that the entire thing was an elaborate ruse, and she wanted to teach us how it felt to be living in the 1950’s while Senator Joseph McCarthy was creating a public spectacle of accusing many americans in all branches of life, of being communist, and I just really thought the whole thing was a complete mind fuck of a way to start your second period class, high as fuck.
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april 5 // taking notes for asian american history - I can’t believe so much of this is left out in american history taught in high school YIKES anyway this week is super busy!! v nervous about upcoming interviews and networking sessions for business organizations ;u;
Hello, everyone! Many of you have requested study guides for AP US History since I opened the offer up - and I have delivered!
Here is the first study guide. It will be part of this page on this blog found under the ‘explore!’ menu. I will update it very frequently! I expect to have most of them done for every era by tomorrow. Maybe even all of them. We just don’t know.
Eventually I’d like to make infographics of all the eras but that’s hard and I am a mere student living life, blogging, exercising, watching shows………..
Why is our Black History still only taught as an elective course in the US public schools system?
Why am I on Native American/Indigenous soil but can hardly tell you about the land’s original inhabitants other than the oppressive force of the Europeans? (And barely any of the true cruelty that took place)
Why are Asian American contributions not even a fucking elective class option?!
Why do I live in Colorado and hear people tell Mexicans/Latinos to “leave this country” when the very place I work is historically, geographically Mexico, yet isn’t even whispered in our schools?
WHY are these still issues and I’ve been out of high school for nearly a fucking decade?