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Students think about the responsibilities of governments as they consider how countries around the world responded to the European Jews trying to escape Nazi Germany.
Students learn about the experiences of people in Nazi Germany through a variety of firsthand accounts and identify the range of choices that they faced.
Students analyze images and film that convey the richness of Jewish life across Europe at the time of the Nazis’ ascension to power.
Students explore the role of social media in Ferguson, apply information verification strategies to social media posts, and develop strategies for becoming critical consumers and sharers of social media.
Students review the First Amendment, understand the importance of a free press, and consider how that freedom can conflict with other societal needs through journalists’ experiences in Ferguson.
Students analyze the lyrics of "Soul Man," explore its connection to the Detroit Riots of 1967, and make interpretations about the artist's message.
Students begin to explore the concept of identity by considering how our names represent who we are and reflect our relationship to society.
Students analyze a cartoon and a short video that prompt reflection on the ways we use labels, stereotypes, and assumptions to identify each other.
Students look at evidence of the changing demographics of the United States and analyze what it suggests about the complexity of the country’s national identity.
Students analyze benchmarks developed by political scientists to measure the health of democracy in the United States.
Through a poem-writing activity, students broaden and deepen their understanding of identity.
Students explore Susan B. Anthony's choice to vote illegally in the 1872 presidential election by analyzing her speech “Is It a Crime For Women to Vote?”.