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Students read fictional biographies of German citizens and make hypotheses about the citizens' voting choices in the Weimar elections.
Students consider how US history books, films, and other works of popular culture have misrepresented the history of the Reconstruction era.
Through a video-based activity, students explore how Radical Reconstruction changed the nature of democracy in the South.
Through a reading activity, students question whether people respond differently to the suffering of one versus the suffering of many.
Students create a "found poem" drawing on words from the testimony of a survivor of the Holocaust.
By examining periods of violence during the Reconstruction era, students learn about the potential backlash to political and social change.
After viewing the final segment of a documentary film about an Orthodox Jewish father and his sons, students reflect on the connection between family and values.
Students are introduced to upstanders Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife who undertook a rescue mission to help save Jews and refugees fleeing Nazi occupation.
Students draw on personal experiences with music to reflect on its ability to provide inspiration, comfort, and fight against injustice.
Students study the unique and common challenges immigrants to the United States in the late 1800s faced and question what it means to become an American.
Students activate their thinking around being an upstander and their responsibility toward others in light of the Sharps' mission work in Czechoslovakia.
Students examine how identity and biases can impact how individuals interpret images and experience the challenge of selecting images to represent news events, particularly connected to sensitive issues.