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Students use maps of the world before and after World War I to make inferences and predictions about the ways the war changed the world.
Students confront the enormity of the crimes committed during the Nanjing atrocities by listening to survivor testimony.
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 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 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 explore some of the causes and consequences of denying the Armenian Genocide and reflect on the role of public art to commemorate difficult histories.
Students use journaling and group discussion to respond to emotionally-challenging diary entries of a Jewish teenager confined in a Nazi ghetto.
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.