Fall 2016 class homepages
Contact:-e-mail me at email@example.com My office is in Social Science 108;
Other classes I teach:
Leah Halper's Homepage
A poem that describes my approach to history, by an anti-fascist playwright-poet who had to flee for his life from Nazi Germany:
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Extra credit options--UPDATED PERIODICALLY--MARK YOUR CALENDARS! ALSO NOTE THAT THE OPTIONS AT THE BOTTOM ARE NOT TIMELY AND CAN BE DONE ANYTIME BEFORE December 10 (fall) and May 10 (spring.) Please note that I'm open to your history-related extra credit suggestions as well.
OR anyone in any history class can:
Sing an appropriate historical song for the class, after explaining its context and meaning. I have a binder full of suggestions. Or check out Gavilan's collection of African-American history films and on gay rights history.
OR anyone in any history class can:
Volunteer doing a variety of work at Indian Canyon 279 acres of canyon land for indigenous cultural revival in San Benito County. You will need to call Anne Marie Sayers, who owns the canyon, to set up times and tasks; her number is (831) 637-4238. First look around the website a bit: http://www.indiancanyon.org/ Directions: Take 101 south to San Juan/Highway 156 exit. Stay on that road 7.2 miles, then turn right on Union Road and continue 3.6 miles. At Cienega Road, turn right and continue about nine miles. You will pass the Hollister Hills Recreation Area, DeRose Winery, and Cienega School. A quarter mile past Cienega School, turn right on Grass Valley Road. Proceed 100 meters to the hilltop, and turn left on thedirt road. Pass a shed on the right, and go over a narrow concrete bridge. Veer right through the vineyard--towards the hillside--and proceed 2 miles from the cabin. You will veer left from now on at every fork until you arrive at Indian Canyon's circular driveway. You're there!
For History 1 students:See one or more of the four PBS Africans in America videos owned by the History Department. Write a few paragraphs telling me what you learned.
Anytime, and for various history classes--check with me:Visit one of the museums or historical sites on this list and complete a Museum Report Form. Return the form to me via email, and give me your museum ticket stub or other proof of your visit.
CHSA Chinese American National Museum and Learning Center-- San Francisco County , California Heritage Collection-- Alameda County ,California History Center and Foundation-- Santa Clara County , Campbell Historical Museum.--Santa Clara County , Hayward Area Historical Society--Alameda County , African American Museum and Library at Oakland.; Alameda County, Berkeley Historical Society and Museum.; Alameda County , California Genealogical Society--Santa Clara County, California Historical Society--San Francisco County, Japanese American Resource Center, Los Altos History Museum, Morgan Hill Historical Society And Museum, Museum Of The City Of San Francisco,New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum, Oakland Museum Of California, Old Mission San Jose Museum, Pardee Home Museum,Peralta Adobe And Fallon House, Presidio Museum,Ainsley House, Alameda Meyers House Museum & Garden, Alameda Museum, Berkeley Historical Society And Museum,Cable Car Museum,California Trolley And Railroad Corporation, Campbell Historical Museum,Cupertino Historical Museum, Gilroy Museum, Harris-Lass Historic Museum,Headen - Inman House, History Museum Of Los Gatos. There are also many historical sites and museums in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito County. Check with me before you go!
The Gavilan Oral History Archives
Gavilan College History