Diana-looking at the chart of Taino population "Cause there's me! 'Cause I'm alive!"
"Many teachers find it hard to let go of authoritatively knowing, but that is the first step, to model for my students how to ask really big and hard questions."
Personal opinions in journals
Difference between Cowhey's Columbus instruction and what students will later learn
Letters, journals, witness activity
"How do you get at the truth?"
"What's your evidence?"
Alien and earthling activity
Charts of vocabulary words related to unit
Importance of precise language
Aliens taking things from earthlings
"If you do not create citizens who think critically about history and current events in the context of history, then you give tyranny a free hand. Democracy doesn't work as democracy with an ignorant and apathetic citizenry."