The Rest of the Story
Often, the basic facts of historical events are known. But what’s the rest of the story? What happened after the cameras stopped filming, the dust settled, and everyone returned to their business? Students examine the lives of diverse personalities, including Winston Churchill, Crazy Horse, and John Dillinger. By taking a longer historical lens and considering lesser known facts and details, students learn to view history with a more discerning eye.
Faculty: Terrye Easton - Social Studies 7
October 5, 2018
October 26, 2018
Interested in exploring this topic more deeply?
Great books: Consider reading a biography. The MS Media Center has many biographies available for checkout, including Vincent and Theo, the story of Vincent Van Gogh and his brother, and In the Shadow of Liberty, the story of five people enslaved by America’s founding fathers.
Movie night: To learn more about Winston Churchill watch Darkest Hour.
- Road trip: Visit the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota and Mt. Rushmore as well.
This seminar encourages students to put aside superficial descriptions and assumptions in search of a more nuanced and complete understanding. Competencies in critical thinking, communication, global learning, and growth mindset are all developed.