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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 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 read personal essays that illuminate how the choices made by our families and previous generations influence who we are today.
Students reflect on present-day antisemitism encountered online and on college campuses, and explore examples of youth who are standing up to it.
Using a project-based learning approach, students produce a museum exhibition that displays the stories of different partisans.
Students create a definition for a "right" in order to explore the challenges faced by the UN Commission on Human Rights to create an international framework of rights for all human beings.
Students are introduced to the concept of universe of obligation to better understand how societies create "in" groups and "out" groups.
Students explore the relationship between identity, family, and race through filmmaker Lacey Schwartz's autobiograhical documentary about discovering her identity.
Students examine the steps the Nazis took to replace democracy with dictatorship and draw conclusions about the values and institutions that make democracy possible.
Students consider the choices and reasoning of individual Germans who stayed quiet or spoke up during the first few years of Nazi rule.