With the help of Zinn Education Project materials about Christopher Columbus and colonialism, my students are shocked by what they read about Columbus and have supported Vermont’s change to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”
Article. By Bill Bigelow. If We Knew Our History series.
This erasure of huge swaths of humanity is a fundamental feature of the school curriculum, but also of the broader mainstream political discourse. We usually think about the curriculum as what is taught in school. But as important — perhaps more important — is what is not taught, which includes the lives rendered invisible.