Sunflower Contributors and Biographical Notes

View biographical notes and background information on the authors of The Sunflower, the story of a young man during his time as a concentration camp prisoner during the Holocaust.

The Sunflower Synopsis

Read a summary of the story The Sunflower, the story of a young man during his time as a concentration camp prisoner. This synopsis is an accompaniment to the lesson Exploring Dimensions of Forgiveness: The Sunflower.

Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies: Civil Rights Historical Investigation

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This resource provides writing prompts and strategies that align Civil Rights Historical Investigations with the expectations of the Common Core State Standard.

Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies: Choices in Little Rock

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This resource provides writing prompts and strategies that align Choices in Little Rock with the expectations of the Common Core State Standards. 

Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies: Holocaust and Human Behavior

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This resource provides writing prompts and strategies that align Holocaust and Human Behavior with the expectations of the Common Core State Standards.

Buck v. Bell - Groupings

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Eugenics and Civic Biology: An Exploration of Buck vs. Bell

Buck v. Bell - Groupings
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Excerpts Related to the Theme of Names

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Becoming American: Exploring Names and Identities

"The use of names was a way of bringing back every thing someone could remember about a person. The strength in a name is something that has always made me wonder at the abstraction of the design, the ability of a name to bring back every single memory you have of that person is far more realistic and specific and much more comprehensive than a still photograph which captures a specific moment in time or single event or a generalized image that may or may not be moving for all who have connections to that time."

Links for Human Rights Documents

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A World Made New: Human Rights After the Holocaust

Human Rights Themes in Ancient Laws and Codes. Developed by Dr. Mary Johnson, Senior Program Associate, Facing History and Ourselves.

Human Rights Documents:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Timeline

1215

King John of England is forced to sign the Magna Carta by members of the English aristocracy. Although intended for the nobility, the document forced the king to respect certain rights of his subjects and imposed legal limits on his power. 

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