Indian Removal Act In History, we studied a packet of different politicians points of view on The Indian Removal Act and participated in a socratic seminar on this event. This activity fits within the pillar of Investigate the World because learning about historical oppression of indigenous groups can help us understand the roots of racist issues occurring all over the world today. Furthermore, the socratic seminar supported the concept of Investigating the World in that it allowed us as students to learn more about the world through each other, and from understanding history. Furthermore, this source addresses my overarching question in that it helped me understand historical instances of inequalities.
Philippines Reading In History we studied the colonization of the Philippines by the United States. We read primary sources from the 1940s discussing the treatment of these indigenous people. We talked a lot about the hypocrisy of the US-Philippines relationship. The discussions made me very confused and angry (not the first time I've felt this is APUSH). I couldn't understand how far behind this US was compared to how progressive they pretended to be. This fits into the pillar Investigate the World because while reading things about America that are usually failed to be mentioned, such as the extreme treatment of Filipinos in the early 1900s, I was able to discover more about the worlds history, and therefor understand more about the world we live in today, and the future. This research addresses my overarching question because it represents a widespread truth about the treatment of Native people across the world, no matter the year, no matter the country.