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Students use maps of the world before and after World War I to make inferences and predictions about the ways the war changed the world.
Students read fictional biographies of German citizens and make hypotheses about the citizens' voting choices in the Weimar elections.
Students create a "found poem" drawing on words from the testimony of a survivor of the Holocaust.
Students learn about several Holocaust memorials around the world in preparation to design their own memorial.
Through a close reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, students analyze the rights and responsibilities the document lays out for people around the world.
Through a reading activity, students question whether people respond differently to the suffering of one versus the suffering of many.
Through a video-based activity, students explore how Radical Reconstruction changed the nature of democracy in the South.
Students explore the ways that Emancipation and Radical Reconstruction altered the lives of many Americans.
Students consider the question "Who am I?" and identify social and cultural factors that shape identity by reading a short story and creating personal identity charts.
Students identify the social and cultural factors that help shape our identities by analyzing firsthand reflections and creating personal identity charts.
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 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.