Students view a short film about a third-generation descendant of Holocaust survivors and explore the questions it raises about obligation, memory, and family.
Students explore the historical basis for the modern human rights movement by examining the codes of ancient societies.
Students examine the pressures on European Jews as they moved away from the shtetls to larger urban centers at end of the nineteenth century.
Students consider the power of historical symbols as they investigate the 2015 controversy over the Confederate flag in South Carolina and then draw connections to the violence in Charlottesville.
Students investigate the role memorials and monuments play in expressing a society’s values and shaping its memory by studying existing memorials and then designing their own.