We are obsessed with family stories and how people connect to historic events we read about in textbooks. Did you know that each of us are an important part of history? Your life contributes to the biggest story of all time and it’s very important that you claim your space and share your narrative (while also ensuring that others get their turn at the mic too).
So... Where could your family’s story take you?
We sat down with filmmakers and podcasters Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu to discuss the film, Far East Deep South. Their family’s search for their roots lead them to discover how exclusionary immigration laws like the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 impacted their family. On the podcast we discuss this and how we improve history education to reflect a more inclusive narrative of who belongs, how we unearth missing cultural narratives, and the ways that many groups have worked together to contribute to the American story.
More voices! More power!
How do we use stories so that we are inspired to invest in each other and connect with each other? We put together some discussion questions and activities to encourage everyone to think about why each of us should do a bit of digging in the past and how our collective stories make up our shared history.
Collective History Discussion Questions
I'm a former teacher and former college athlete, currently working to make life more equitable for all people. My mission is to get parents to partner with their child's teacher.