Our modules are asynchronous so that students can access resources and participate any time of day. Discussion boards and assignments for each unit are open for three weeks at a time, but the resources will be available even after the module closes. We utilize FlipGrid as a way to engage "face to face" in this virtual format and will also record our own oral histories.
We will explore these essential questions...
Welcome to OurStoryNOLA: Our Journey Starts Here
We'll register, introduce ourselves, and agree to community norms. We are open to individual students or those participating with a school.
The Starting Place: The Roots of Our Racist System
We examine the formation of the school system in New Orleans in the 1840s through the end of Reconstruction in 1877.
Neighborhoods & Schools: Segregating Our City
We analyze the relationships between housing and schools, and the intersection of money, power, and racism.
Courage in the Face of Hatred: Integrating Our Schools
We follow the integration of New Orleans public schools in the 1960s following Brown v. Board of Education.
Connecting the Dots: Our Schools Today
We ask how our current school system came to be, and evaluate who benefited, and who got left behind. We then invite students to take action.