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Students explore the intertwined personal stories of Jewish refugees who attempted to flee to the United States and the American rescuers who intervened on their behalf.
Students explore a poem by James Berry about the ways we respond to difference and complete a creative assignment about their school or community.
Students place this ongoing crisis in historical context, view footage from a refugee camp, and reflect on survivor testimony.
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 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 study the Battle of Cable Street in London by examining testimonies of individuals who demonstrated against fascist leader Oswald Mosley.
Students create working definitions of stereotype as they examine the human behavior of applying categories to people and things.
Students listen to a podcast about two enslaved people who successfully sued for their freedom and reflect on what these cases illuminate about democracy today.
Students connect themes from the film to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's concept of “single stories," and then consider what it would take to tell more equitable and accurate narratives.
Students explore Susan B. Anthony's choice to vote illegally in the 1872 presidential election by analyzing her speech “Is It a Crime For Women to Vote?”.
Students consider how the debate around the Wagner-Rogers Bill reflected competing ideas in the United States about national identity, priorities, and values.
Students explore the relationship between the individual and society by creating identity charts for a contemporary novelist, a children's book character, and themselves.