Welcome to “I Am America,” a new podcasting series recorded and produced by students at Butte College in Northern California. These podcasts reflect student-centered explorations of both history and themselves. Every student has a story, and they truly want to share, especially the part about what makes them uniquely American.

Our very first episode was written and produced by Yolanda Antone. She’s young, bright, filled with possibilities – but she also wears two masks (more…)

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I began a student-driven project a couple of semesters ago to foster more authenticity in the teaching of History. Now, with a full year of this Civil War podcasting project under my belt, I thought I’d reflect and share upon some of the mid-year improvements that I made, and some of the changes crafted for the upcoming fall term. I’m a believer that the young college freshman learns best by doing.  (more…)