By offering a vicarious connection to a more glamourous, but artificial, reality, our phones disconnect us from the reality right in front of us.
Ever since scientists mapped out the human genome in 2003, huge leaps in the technology of genetics have been made. The potential to scientifically determine your family’s DNA sequence has been of special significance to genealogists.
When I sat down with Lance Richter of Eastgate Ford, I asked him what his favourite sale was. He was quick to tell me: “The first one.”
Over the past 22 years of my teaching career, I have found the most powerful strategy for students to create meaningful connections to history is through the voices of the generations that have lived through significant moments; moments such as the Holocaust.