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Students use their experiences as fans or members of a team to explore contemporary antisemitism in British football.
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 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 examine why and how some government officials have refused to acknowledge the crimes against the Armenians as acts of genocide.
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 understand news from Myanmar about the persecution of the Rohingya by analyzing a recent New York Times article.
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.