Forgottonia History Club: 8/31/22 Meeting #1

The purpose of this post is to provide a space for announcements, guidelines, and other information pertaining to the Forgottonia History Club hosted by Cuba High School. MEETING OUTLINE Welcome & Introduction: What is FORGOTTONIA?Mr. Brewer: Forgottonia Project Sue Scott: Western Illinois MuseumKathy Nichols: WIU Archives John Hallwas: & Western IL History AuthorRegina Holland: National …

S4 – Blog 02: The Legacy of Dickson Mounds (Student Post Edition)

Pleased to share this blog post from Cuba High School student contributors Gavin Johnson and Lexi Leonard. This post was part of a unit of research students did about Indigenous Americans in Illinois (See links below). Introduction The Dickson Mounds Museum, located near Lewistown, IL, harbor a collection of Indian burial mounds that were discovered …

S4 – Blog 01: Cahokia Mounds…What Happened? by Audrey Cozart

Please enjoy this blog post contribution from Cuba High School student Audrey Cozart. Audrey's post is in partnership with our previous podcast episode featuring Cahokia Mound's archaeologist, Bill Iseminger (You can listen to that episode by clicking here). If you have any questions or comments let us know on our webpage or our Facebook page. …

S3 – Blog 01: Sociology and Self Care

by WIU Sociology Instructor and Guest Contributor Allyssa (Hall) Anderson The definition of self- care is “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health” (Oxford languages).  We’ve probably all heard this term enough over 2020.  As an Instructor of Sociology, my Sociological Imagination influences everything I see, read, and hear.  It …

S1 – Blog 05: Resources to use for Conversations on Race and Rural America

Enjoyed sharing our previous conversation on race and rural America with Dr. Alphonso Simpson from WIU.  You can listen here by visiting this link or through our "Forgottonia Project" podcast.  Wanted to take a moment to share a few resources Dr. Simpson recommended during on discussion.  These are various books, articles, and media he finds very helpful in facilitating healthy conversations about race and also uses in them in various courses he teaches. We recommend you get your hands on the following: