Wednesday, August 05, 2009
No that isn't a typo. A group in England took the idea behind "Who Do You Think You Are?" and created a new website that poses the question, "Who Do We Think We Are?" The site helps teachers and their students explore issues relating to Britain--citizenship, ethnic identity, migration and settlement. I found it difficult to locate material unless I used the search box at the top of the screen. Using "immigration" turned up ten links. There is a mix of material written by contributors and hits that then take you to another website. There are initially four pilot areas--Barking and Dagenham, Bradford, Bristol and Cheshire--with plans to expand. I'm having a great time trying different terms in the search box to see what turns up. It's a fascinating teaching tool. It makes me wonder, could a group create a project like this in the U.S.?