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Students consider what the term civil society means by examining the relationship between government, business, and individuals in Chile.
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 build a definition of participation and reflect on several episodes throughout history when young people chose to take a stand.
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 explore the relationship between the individual and society by creating identity charts for a contemporary novelist, a children's book character, and themselves.
Students explore how identity impacts our responses to other people and events by examining a cartoon and analyzing an opinion poll from a week after Ferguson.
Students review the First Amendment, understand the importance of a free press, and consider how that freedom can conflict with other societal needs through journalists’ experiences in Ferguson.
Students examine how identity and biases can impact how individuals interpret images and experience the challenge of selecting images to represent news events, particularly connected to sensitive issues.
Students draw on personal experiences with music to reflect on its ability to provide inspiration, comfort, and fight against injustice.
Students create a working definition of rule of law and investigate how it's challenged and valued in countries around the world.
Students are introduced to the concept of "universe of obligation" and prompted to illustrate circle of individuals who they feel a responsibility to care for and protect.
Students use videos and readings featuring US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power to develop a historical and human understanding of today’s global refugee crisis.