Who Do We Think We Are?


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.?

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