High School History Recap – Must listen podcast!

In this episode on the podcast,   Marj Brown,  the president of the South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) talk about her journey into history teaching; how resisting apartheid made her realize how necessary and powerful education is in fighting racism. Participant weigh in on the death of George Floyd and why anger and resentment even reached South African classrooms. What is the role of the history teacher when it comes to teaching controversial topics like racism? They discuss some of the challenges history teachers face today. Did you know that there is a shortage of history teachers in South Africa (especially when one considers that the government wants to make history a compulsory subject in the senior grades)?

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