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Students analyze images and film that convey the richness of Jewish life across Europe at the time of the Nazis’ ascension to power.
Students study the ways eastern European Jews struggled with the notion of identity in the late nineteenth century, and draw connections to their own experiences with identity.
Students analyse a spoken word poem about bullying and consider how they might use their voices to call attention to injustice in their schools or communities.
Students examine sources that shed light on the underlying causes of the outbreak of World War II in Asia.
Students use their experiences as fans or members of a team to explore contemporary antisemitism in British football.
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 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 both respond to and design Holocaust memorials as they consider the impact that memorials and monuments have on the way we think about history.
By studying the dilemmas facing individuals, groups, and nations in response to genocide, students deepen their understanding of the range of choices made during the Armenian Genocide.
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 study two US responses, one diplomatic and one humanitarian, to the human rights violations that occurred during the Armenian Genocide.