PBS Untold Stories Project
View the video segment, read the PDF file, and complete the study guide for each of the Untold Stories on African Americans, Native Americans, and Japanese Americans.
Respond to each of the essay questions below to be included in your Portfolio:
Yosemite Buffalo Soldiers: African American tourists comprise less than one percent of the visitation to Yosemite National Park. Shelton Johnson has made it his life’s work to connect the general African American population to the national parks. Present ideas that you have that would result in the national parks being more attractive to African Americans as a tourism destination.
Document: Yosemite Buffalo Soldiers PDF File
Mount Rushmore, Telling America’s Stories: Gerard Baker is the first American Indian to be Superintendent of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Discuss your thoughts on the inclusion of American Indian history and culture, in the Black Hills of South Dakota, at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. In other words, to what extent should Native American history be interpreted in our national parks? What should tourists be exposed to in terms of Native American history?
Manzanar, Never Again: How should our country at war balance our citizens’ civil liberties and the need for national security? What relevance does this period of history have in our world today and the statements and policies of President Trump? How does the fact that our country established a national site to honor a difficult period in our past reflect on us as a nation? What is it that tourists should learn about when they visit Manzanar?
Length: Two to four pages, grand total, meaning that the entire Section #1 should be two to four pages. I will repeat this only because on occasion students will still ask me about how long, in total pages, Section #1 should be. So the answer (again!) is two to four pages grand total.
Sample is below