This week my students will be meeting and talking with Jamie, an Explainer at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England.
|Jamie from MOSI Manchester.|
Our next unit covers the revolutions for independence in Central and South America in the early 1800s. The beginning of the unit focuses on the system to racism and the intentional divisions that were created and perpetuated in Central and South American colonial socio-economic systems.
|Casta system from Museo Nacional del Virreinato|
|A pyramid many history teachers use in an effort to simplify the system when teaching it.|
After using a few revolutions as case studies (usually Haiti, Mexico, and Brazil) the students get the chance to analyze some of the compelling art that has been inspired by that tumultuous and sometimes bloody era.
If you know of an expert, historian, or museum educator who could talk with my students about their research and experience I would be grateful. I'm working hard to connect my students directly with the experts, and to cut out the middle man (me).
|The History of Mexico (a portion) by Diego Rivera 1931|
|Hidalgo and National Independence by Jose Clemente Orozco 1937-38|