REMEMBERING TO FORGET

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ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

HOW CAN “FORGETTING” BE AS USEFUL AS “REMEMBRANCE”?

IS HISTORICAL MEMORY A MORAL IMPERATIVE?

IS COLLECTIVE HISTORICAL MEMORY HELPFUL OR HARMFUL TO LASTING PEACE?

Objectives:  SWBAT analyze, evaluate, source and annotate secondary source excerpts toward assessing the significance of historical memory in preservation efforts for the A.P. American History exam.

Citations:

New York Times Book Review – In Praise of Forgetting by David Rieff

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/books/review/in-praise-of-forgetting-by-david-rieff.html?_r=0

Rieff, David (2016) In Praise of Forgetting:  Historical Memory and Its Ironies.  New Haven:  Yale University Press

Rudyard Kipling Essay by George Orwell

http://www.orwell.ru/library/reviews/kipling/english/e_rkip

Page, Max (2016) Why Preservation Matters.  New Haven:  Yale University Press (p. 53)

 

 

 

Lesson tags: 
Advanced Placement (AP)