Teaching, Agency and Making History: A Conversation with Public Historian Elliot Kim

Topic: History, Teaching
Segment: D Report
Participants: Elliot Kim, Public Historian
Broadcast Air Date: 02/15/19
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion Topics:
-What is the specialized training of the field of history?
-Do you need a degree in history to be a Historian?
-What is herstory?
-Is history a narrative about the human experience?
-What is the role of the public historian?
-How do our elders serve as our first historians?
-In 1977 San Bernardino was named an “All-American city?’
-How do we teach history in an accessible manner?

AAA= Agency, Accountability & Access
RCG= Race, Class & Gender
KIP= Knowledge is Power

-Can we as teachers quiet ourselves and just listen in order to improve our teaching?
-Can we share our story of how we got to where we are today?
-What is the indigenous perspective of the meaning of Box Springs mountain in riverside?
-How do opportunities and resources shape the human experience?
-What is the relationship between movements of ideologies and history as architects?
-What is the internal colonial model?
– have you read  the book Occupied America written by  Rudy Acuña?
-How is history used by countries to create a national narrative?
-Is national history form of propaganda?
-Is nation-building about history-making?
-How did Jose Vasconcelos become an education system architect of racialized ideology for Mexico?
-Read Myth of nations by Geary
-The only unifying factor in human history is being human.
– Have you read  the book   Lies My Teacher Told Me?
-Can teaching cause mental and physical injury?
-Why is using history   to advocate for  positive social change critiqued?
-How do we credit ourselves as history makers?
-Why are people scared of the truth?
-How do we communicate and realize our own agency?
-How do we apply the in-class material to our daily lives?

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