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Students brainstorm different definitions of democracy and consider democracy's relationship to their own communities and cultures.
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 identify the ideals and values we share in common as a nation by watching a video clip from States Marine Corps veteran Tegan Griffith and analyzing a reading.
Students contemplate the challenges the Allies faced when seeking justice after the Holocaust through an interactive, discussion-based activity.
Students reflect on what "American" means to them and are introduced to the idea that the United States is the product of many individual voices and stories.
Students discover how a partisan unit developed its own ethical framework in the face of life-threatening situations.
Students explore the relationship between a free press and responsible citizenship by listening to interviews with journalists from the United States and South Africa.
Students learn about the events and choices of the Armenian Genocide and explore the consequences of the genocide from the perspective of survivors.
Students begin thinking about civic engagement in terms of their own passions and identities as they are introduced to the 10 Questions Framework.
Students review the US Department of Justice report, revisit how confirmation bias impacts our understanding of events, and consider how to bridge the gap in understanding that often surrounds events like Ferguson.
Students draw on a classic Dr. Seuss story to explore how communities make choices regarding membership.
Students draw on a contemporary parable to explore how identity is formed by our own perception as well as other people's perception of us.