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Explore definitions of democracy, citizenship, and civic participation through new lessons, readings, audio interviews and more.
Read about eighteenth-century Imperialism, the Congress of Berlin, and W. E. B. Du Bois’ analysis of the profound consequences of Europe's colonization of Africa.
Read a German woman's account of her decision to murder several Jews under Nazi orders while living in occupied Poland.
British Prime Minister David Lloyd George describes his admiration for Hitler's leadership in a 1936 newspaper article.
Gilbert Oskaboose's tells the story of a child caught between the traditional ways of his people and the non-indigenous culture at a residential school.
Learn about the Nazis’ medical killing program that was responsible for the murder of mentally and physically disabled people during World War II.
A New York Times article addresses the role that social media played in rapidly bringing the events in Ferguson to national attention.
Consider how nationalism and militarism in Europe in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries contributed to the outbreak of World War I.
Diary entries from a Jewish woman imprisoned in Bergen-Belsen shed light on how prisoners in camps and ghettos were deprived of dignity (Spanish available).
Read a call to Canada's government to recognize its treatment of Indigenous Peoples in colonial Canada as genocide.
Get insight into how a commander at a Nazi death camp viewed his victims and coped with his actions (Spanish available).
Gain insight into a growing wariness of Hitler in the mid-1930s through a German police report and a letter from a US diplomat.