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Students read fictional biographies of German citizens and make hypotheses about the citizens' voting choices in the Weimar elections.
Students use the “levers of power” framework to identify ways they can bring about positive change in their communities.
Students explore the meaning of the Emmett Till case for the modern civil rights movement and its legacy today for both Americans and the rest of the world.
Students explore citizenship, power, and responsibility using the work of civic entrepreneur Eric Liu.
Students identify the responsibilities of citizen watchdogs, summarize strategies for combatting confirmation bias and responsibly consuming and sharing news and information, and complete a culminating essay.
Students define explicit, implicit, and confirmation bias, and examine why people sometimes maintain their beliefs in the face of contradictory information.
Students explore some of the causes and consequences of denying the Armenian Genocide and reflect on the role of public art to commemorate difficult histories.
Students explore their personal reactions, as well as contemporary responses, to the brutal murder of a fourteen-year old African American boy in 1955.
Students use journaling and group discussion to respond to emotionally-challenging diary entries of a Jewish teenager confined in a Nazi ghetto.
Students respond to film clips in which Condoleezza Rice and Deidre Prevett discuss the influences of family, community, and the legacies of older generations on who they are today.
Students analyze the film The Murder of Emmett Till within a historical context of lynching and the early struggles against Jim Crow and racism.
Students read personal essays that illuminate how the choices made by our families and previous generations influence who we are today.