Dissonant Voices - Dialectics of Place
This Dissonant Voices III resource site highlights place-based and historic inquiry learning in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The site provides middle and high school educators with primary and secondary sources for implementing Social Studies curriculum. Included are topics framed by the essential question "How do dialectics of place influence our experience", rooted throughout the park, and emblematic of larger social and political issues of the 19th and 20th centuries. You and your students will have the opportunity to consider national events and issues within a local perspective.
Buffalo Soldiers - Honorable Duty
Nuclear Reactions - Atomic Diplomacy at the Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island - Hopi Prisoners on the Rock
Alcatraz in the Civil War - Military Fortress or Political Prison?
Alcatraz - Prisoners and Politics on the Rock
A Question of Color - John Harris vs. Sutro Baths
Did You Know?
GGNRA owns two of these rare, wood-frame shacks, built in 1906 to shelter survivors of the famous San Francisco earthquake. Now located at the Presidio, these shacks once comprised 24 city blocks and at peak occupancy, housed a total of 16,448 refugees.