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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 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.
By examining periods of violence during the Reconstruction era, students learn about the potential backlash to political and social change.
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.
Students consider how US history books, films, and other works of popular culture have misrepresented the history of the Reconstruction era.
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.
Students draw on personal experiences with music to reflect on its ability to provide inspiration, comfort, and fight against injustice.
Students explore the link between name and identity in their own lives and those of their classmates.