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Teacher Spotlight: Daichi Hirata on Teaching Living History

Teacher Spotlight: Daichi Hirata on Teaching Living History

This past July, I had the great fortune to attend a week-long workshop for educators sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture program. NEH specializes in place-based education that lets participants experience parts of American history where they happened. “Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the Japanese American Incarceration” taught educators about the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II and the related issues of the treatment of Native Americans, the racism behind many government decisions, and the settling of the American West. 

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Class of 2022 Graduation Speeches

Class of 2022 Graduation Speeches

At graduation this year, Luna Schindler-Payne and Declan Miller represented the class of 2022. Their speeches are excerpted below. "When I think about the past four years, memories of sunsets and studying flood my mind. As I sort through the joyful and the challenging...

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