Article for the fall

This is a great article for the kids to sink their teeth into as they think about our history class. First, the headline:

Is the World Really Falling Apart, or Does It Just Feel That Way?

We can spend a few minutes discussing their answer but then we can turn to the question of how you’d try and answer this question, as a scholar, but particularly as a historian. Then we’d read it

The entire article is here and we’ll read this one way or another — out loud, small groups, quietly — and then discuss how the author approached the inquiry.

Something I’m thinking about, having just finished Damnation Spring (an unbelievably good novel that you should track down right now) is how we make sense of the present day and how much human beings can ignore.

Fisher, Max. “Is the World Really Falling Apart, or Does It Just Feel That Way?” The New York Times, July 12, 2022, sec. World. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/12/world/interpreter-world-falling-apart.html.

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