Resources from the CAIS Webinar Witness Stones and #Hard History

I recently had the good fortune to be on a planning committee with Dennis Culliton of the Witness Stones Project @witnessstones. He is one of the most dedicated, passionate, knowledgeable, and giving educators I have every had the privilege to engage. In that spirit, I asked him if I could share his works cited list … Continue reading Resources from the CAIS Webinar Witness Stones and #Hard History

Witness Stones and Teaching Teachers Hard History

The Witness Stones Memorial in Guilford, CT to remember Dinah/Dinah Gardner who was held there in captivity. For all of the educators reading this post: Have you ever questioned the fact that you can teach in front of dozens of students every day and never be nervous, but when get up to talk to a … Continue reading Witness Stones and Teaching Teachers Hard History

Searching for Slavery in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut

James and Jupiter Mars's graves: Center Cemetery, Norfolk, Litchfield County, CT I teach at an independent school in the sleepy Connecticut town of Salisbury (pop 3,598 in 2018). I have been living here for 24 years. My lens has been largely focused on world history – particularly China – so beyond the normal US survey … Continue reading Searching for Slavery in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut