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Students consider what the term civil society means by examining the relationship between government, business, and individuals in Chile.
Students use a "levers of power" framework to analyze examples of civic participation and identify ways they can bring about a positive change in their communities.
Students deepen their thinking about memory and identity by reflecting on the stories of Holocaust and Armenian Genocide survivors and their descendants.
Students identify the tactics of nonviolent action used during the civil rights movement and consider how these tactics can be used today.
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 challenge their comprehension of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by rewriting the document for a younger audience.
Students connect themes from the film to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's concept of “single stories," and then consider what it would take to tell more equitable and accurate narratives.
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 consider how the debate around the Wagner-Rogers Bill reflected competing ideas in the United States about national identity, priorities, and values.
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 analyze the socially constructed meaning of race and examine how it has been used to justify exclusion, inequality, and violence throughout history.