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.
New York Times Book Review – In Praise of Forgetting by David Rieff
Rieff, David (2016) In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies. New Haven: Yale University Press
Rudyard Kipling Essay by George Orwell
Page, Max (2016) Why Preservation Matters. New Haven: Yale University Press (p. 53)