Students consider how US history books, films, and other works of popular culture have misrepresented the history of the Reconstruction era. t
Students consider the power of historical symbols as they investigate the 2015 controversy over the Confederate flag in South Carolina and then draw connections to the violence in Charlottesville.
Students investigate the role memorials and monuments play in expressing a society’s values and shaping its memory by studying existing memorials and then designing their own.
Students gain a more complex understanding of the Progressive Era in the United States and consider what it means to re-present history by using primary source documents.