Uncovering an Alternative Historical Narrative

Diverse Contributions to American History and Civics

Explore the historical narratives of groups that have experienced and participated in the making of history, but whose narratives have been mediated, appropriated, or erased by the nation state and the dominant hegemonic culture which justifies its power for its own strategic purposes. This has marginalized, alienated, controlled, erased, or silenced alternative discourses in a process of cultural displacement of marginalized people from their own lived memories and collective histories.

Each year of the project will focus on an alternative narrative of groups that have experienced history, and in that experience, have participated in the making of history.

 

The Presidental Academy Highlights

Participants must be a licensed High School Social Studies teacher
 

The Presidential Academy enables teachers to interact, mentor, and engage students during the PBEs (Place-Based Experiential field trips), offering teachers the opportunity to utilize what they have learned about the practical past in a setting that is conducive to emotive learning.  Each day of onsite instruction will contain periods of instruction, discussion, application, and group work.
 

  • Earn 6 graduate credits each summer at no cost.
  • Be exposed to minority historical paths, and to see oneself in the history
  • Engage with state and national experts in the field of study
  • Travel to National Parks and National Monument sites for hands-on placed-based learning experiences
  • There is availability to earn a stipend while participating in place-based learning trips

The Congressional Academy Highlights

Participants must be a high school junior or senior.

The Congressional Academy enables students to interact, engage, and be mentees to teachers during the PBEs (Place-Based Experiential field trips), offering students the opportunity to utilize what they have learned about the practical past in a setting that is conducive to emotive learning.  

  • Earn 3 college history credits each summer at no cost to student
  • Exposure to minority historical paths, and to see oneself in the history
  • Participate in a Chicago walking tour of a historic neighborhood
  • Engage with state and national experts in the field of study
  • Travel to National Parks and National Monument sites for hands-on place-based learning experiences

PROGRAM CONTACT

Denise Olstinske | (262) 595-2162 | hancock@uwp.edu