I just wrapped up another set of lesson plans for PBS. This time they support a great film called When Worlds Collide.
The film was produced by KCET in Los Angeles. They asked me to write a blog post about the lesson materials:
There are few absolutes in history. Yet, we often try to boil down events and ideas to a simple explanation.
When I was in elementary school, I remember learning about the brave conquistadors who braved long voyages across the Atlantic Ocean only to be confronted by hordes of half-naked savages. Victory was inevitable and ordained by God. Years later, I read another version of this confrontation that painted the Spanish as murderers and the ensuing events as one tragedy after another.
Read the rest at the KCET website.