People underrepresented in the current U.S. History curriculum:
The Scenario: You are entering a contest sponsored by the Smithsonian American History Museum. The award is a cash prize and the opportunity to design an exhibit that will be seen by millions of people who visit the American History Museum each year.
The focus of the Exhibit Contest is people in American History who traditionally only get 1 sentence written about them in the average American History Textbook.
Each student is going to focus their research on an individual who meets this criteria. These historical figures are not always included in the history curriculum, thus the term underrepresented groups, and include but may not be limited to African Americans, women, Native Americans, and people who worked to establish rights for these individuals. You will select an individual from the list below to research their role in American society.
For more information, please review the 2020 DE Research document.