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Students examine how choices made by individuals and groups contributed to the rise of the Nazi Party in the 1920s and 1930s.
Students explore the long history of discrimination against Jews and come to understand how anti-Judaism was transformed into antisemitism in the nineteenth century.
Students examine the strategies of three key civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Stokely Carmichael.
Students reflect on how stereotypes and "single stories" influence our identities, how we view others, and the choices we make.
Students consider the question "Who am I?" and identify social and cultural factors that shape identity by reading a short story and creating personal identity charts.
Students analyze a variety of firsthand accounts of Kristallnacht in order to piece together a story of what happened on that night.
Students learn about the concept of resistance as they are introduced to firsthand experiences of the extraordinary Jewish partisans.
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 understand news from Myanmar about the persecution of the Rohingya by analyzing a recent New York Times article.
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.
Students learn a new concept, universe of obligation, and use it to analyze the ways that their society designates who is deserving of respect and caring.
Students evaluate the differences among news accounts about Ferguson, develop strategies for verifying news and information, and understand the challenges facing journalists as they cover complex, fast-moving events.