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The teaching strategies on this page are referenced within The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy unit.
Learn how to incorporate civic education, ethical reflection and historical context into a literary exploration of Harper Lee's beloved novel, To Kill A Mockingbird.
This strategy helps students synthesize and articulate the most important takeaways from a variety of resources containing information about a particular topic or theme.
Designed for students in the United Kingdom, these lessons foster the critical thinking, mutual respect, and toleration necessary to bring about a more humane society.
Use this strategy to help students consider, compare, and analyze various perspectives on a complex topic.
Help your students be thoughtful, engaged viewers of Schindler's List with these lesson plans that foster reflection and make contemporary connections to the history.
Students investigate the messages in Adolf Hitler's speeches by performing a close read of the transcript of his first radio address as chancellor.
Students define propaganda and practice an image-analysis activity on a piece of propaganda from Nazi Germany.
Students contemplate the challenges the Allies faced when seeking justice after the Holocaust through an interactive, discussion-based activity.
Students enter the conversation about the concept of “theodicy" through activities that allow them to explore the themes of faith and doubt after the Holocaust.
Students use journaling and group discussion to respond to emotionally-challenging diary entries of a Jewish teenager confined in a Nazi ghetto.
By examining periods of violence during the Reconstruction era, students learn about the potential backlash to political and social change.