The Other 99% - Ane Lintvedt

In the 21st century, we need to move past the concept of a survey history course, especially World History, as the success stories of the ruling elites. Our students need to hear their people’s stories, illustrated with agency and accomplishments. Our students need to see their stories matter. And they need to understand that all people’s stories matter. Despite the difficulties of finding non-elite sources, teachers can use essential questions, non-text readings, and creative ways of deconstructing texts and documents to refocus attention on the stories of the other 99%.

  • The very beginning of your video hit home for me. As a child learning history in my grade school classrooms meant the memorization of facts. I was great at that. I had an awakening in my first years of college. I was no longer supposed to memorize facts, I now had to analyze events from different perspectives and at such a deeper level.  As an elementary teacher myself now, I do think dates (timelines) are important, but I always try to incorporate some deeper level thinking skills. #MCHE