Cabrillo national monument in san diego
Learning Goals: Through this project, we will experience firsthand how the past shapes the present as we create interesting, personally meaningful research projects based on a location of your choice within close proximity. We will become more personally invested in our learning experience as we actively practice and apply historical thinking, engage with multiple perspectives and think critically about how historical narratives are created, and reflect on our own experiences along the way.
Directions: For your project, you will select 1 place of interest in San Diego County to investigate.
1) Reflect on what you previously knew/understood about the location and why you selected the location. ( what i understood was he was looking for the trade with china but ended up finding the kumaya, and that he made the traveling at seas way easier for future expeditions. i chose this place because it was one of the places i grew up around, (feel free to add more)
2) Research and provide a thorough overview of the location and its historical significance
3) use historical context from our textbook to support your analysis ( book is called An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States ) use as one of the sources
4) connect to the theme of the “Danger of a Single Story ted talk
5) connect to the bering theory
6) apply at least 3 of our key terms , colonization, firsting and lasting, Conquest, historical thinking, ecocide
7) Showcase all of your findings from 1-6 in a format Essay
Project Ideas: Feel free to use the following questions as inspiration to guide your project/research.
Prior to beginning your research, consider why you selected this particular location, and what did you previously know about the location? What is the history of the location? What significance does this location have to Native Americans or in connection to our class? How is the history of the location presented (consider the tone, word choice, and from what perspectives)? Where is the historical information showcased, and what sources are used to present the information? How accessible is the historical information to the public? Is there anything missing from the historical narrative of the location – if so, what would you do to showcase the space’s history differently? What is the location like today? How does your experience of the location or your research connect to the “Danger of a Single Story”? How does your experience/research connect to one of the topics covered in Modules 1-4? How does your experience/research connect to specific examples or events from our textbook? How does your experience/research connect to at least 3 of our key terms? Lastly, how did your research change your experience/connection/understanding/appreciation of the location?
Format: You and/or your group can showcase your findings in any accessible format, as long as you cover all parts of the prompt. You may use PowerPoint, Video, Presi, TikTok, Podcast, Essay, or any creative format you prefer. There is no length requirement, as long as your project clearly addresses all parts of the prompt. (The more concise, the better! For example, essays around ~5 pages and presentations ~5 minutes.) In addition to your presentation/essay, remember that an MLA formatted annotated bibliography showcasing the sources you used for research will be submitted. Only 1 submission required per group (with all names of group members included.) Even though there will be only 1 submission of the project, every group member should individually submit an evaluation of self and group member participation.
Key Terms: context, historical thinking, colonization, decolonization, firsting and lasting, doctrine of disco