California Educator

February / March 2018

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Educators teach a comprehensive view of American history — all year long By Sherry Posnick-Goodwin Photos by Scott Buschman When Ashlea Laury was growing up, Black History Month in Feb- ruary meant studying about slavery, Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. But now, in a unique class called Project WORD, the senior at Mt. Pleasant High School in San Jose is learning more about her African American roots. Dominique Williams, who teaches high school ethnic studies, says making history inclusive benefits everyone. Beyond Black History Month 20 Feature

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