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African American History OERs

African History OERS

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This is my first semester teaching five different courses. My 5:5 load in the past included at least a couple duplicates. In response to...

Thoughts on Berlin, Part II

**a diary excerpt** 7/14/22 Our second day in Berlin we toured the African Quarter. The tour guide was named Henning. He grew up in the...

Thoughts on Berlin, Part I

**a diary excerpt** 7/14/22 I walked to Charlottenburg Palace via the Tiergarten District and arrived with enough time for a self-guided...

January 6th, 2021-Part I

The morning was pretty frigid. I remember seeing my breath while jogging the steepest hill in the neighborhood. The image was a calming...

Black History in Maryland

I'm developing a list of open source resources that students can use to research African American History in Maryland. An early version...


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