How Should We Teach Social Sciences In Our Schools?

Teaching Black History in Chicago

February 26, 2013 – Segment 3

We close our show with a look at the debate taking place right now in Chicago, over whether or not Black History should be taught in schools. You will hear from a roundtable of educators and historians about how social sciences are taught and how they should be taught in our schools. Our guests include:

  • Alan Gilbert, John Evans Professor in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and author of Black Patriots and Loyalists;
  • Robert W. Simmons III, Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Department at Loyola University and Director of the Center for Innovation in Urban Education;
  • Roni Ellington, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Morgan State University’s School of Education and Urban Studies;
  • and Michelle D. Wright, head of the History and Africana Studies programs at CCBC Essex