Eileen Kerr, Professor of History
Eva Mo, Professor of History
The concept of place is a central theme of this unit. Students understand that they live in a geographic location, but lack the connection to place as more than physical location. They also lack a sense of the historical place in which they live. This unit is designed to build a bridge between the student’s own experience and the lives of people in the past who lived in THIS place. As Tim Cresswell’s Place: An Introduction tells us, place is more than simple geography, it is an intimate component of culture and individual experience, that links people together through time and space.