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Students learn about several Holocaust memorials around the world in preparation to design their own memorial.
Students explore the link between name and identity in their own lives and those of their classmates.
Students use an excerpt from Sarfraz Manzoor memoir to reflect on identity, belonging, and wanting to feel invisible.
Students explore the first year of the Delano grape strike, when grape workers in California's San Joaquin Valley went on strike to demand higher wages and better work conditions.
Students practice being thoughtful about fellow citizens' identities, values, and perspectives by reflecting on a video featuring voices of young people from across the United States.
Students read fictional biographies of German citizens and make hypotheses about the citizens' voting choices in the Weimar elections.
Students use the “levers of power” framework to identify ways they can bring about positive change in their communities.
Students explore citizenship, power, and responsibility using the work of civic entrepreneur Eric Liu.
Students identify the responsibilities of citizen watchdogs, summarize strategies for combatting confirmation bias and responsibly consuming and sharing news and information, and complete a culminating essay.
Students define explicit, implicit, and confirmation bias, and examine why people sometimes maintain their beliefs in the face of contradictory information.
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.