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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.
Students create classroom rules through a group activity, and learn the relationship between customs and laws as it relates to a safe learning environment.
Students experience the challenges to reporting objectively by writing a news piece and watching a video about how journalists counteract bias in the newsroom.
Students consider how South Africa's particular history and culture influence the ways its citizens understand and practice democracy.
Students learn about the vibrant culture and diversity of Jewish life in Europe before the war and antisemitism's role in diminishing this richness.
Students analyze benchmarks developed by political scientists to measure the health of democracy in the United States.
Students explore the connection between literature, imagination, and democracy by engaging with the work of acclaimed author Azar Nafisi.
Students look at evidence of the changing demographics of the United States and analyze what it suggests about the complexity of the country’s national identity.
Students contemplate the role of music in social movements by learning about The Staple Singers and analyzing the messages in one of their songs.