Links for November 1, 2016

Telling All Americans’ Stories (U.S. National Park Service) – NPS publishes theme studies on historically underrepresented communities: AAPI, Latinx, Women, and (recently) LGBTQ.

Our heritage initiatives are multi-faceted projects exploring ways in which the history of underrepresented groups can be recognized, preserved, and interpreted for current and future generations. One way is through broader inclusion in both the National Register of Historic Places and the National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program. These NPS programs are playing a major role, with NHL theme studies and designations acting as a cornerstone for the initiatives. Each of the NPS preservation programs have a role to play in documenting and commemorating the stories of America.

How to Start and Build an Inclusive Computer Science Program

The first year Sweetwater offered computer science, Lopez had 21 students enroll. Five years later, 80 students are taking computer science at his high school –- and the initiative has spread across the district. “We went from teaching zero CS courses five years ago to 42 CS courses throughout our district this year.”

"Talking Heads vs. Television"