The New York Times is soliciting contributions to a “No Longer Lost To History” project.

They invite readers to “Tell us about a person you knew or admired who you think put a wrinkle in the social fabric.”

It’s an interesting idea and is connected to a story about an overlooked professor in history.

It could be an intriguing lesson in a variety of classes, including social studies, ESL, and IB Theory of Knowledge. Having students read the article, discuss what is meant by “social fabric,” and then propose someone who fits the bill has the potential of being fairly engaging…..