Students examine how freed people in the United States sought to define freedom after Emancipation.
Students gain a more complex understanding of the Progressive Era in the United States and consider what it means to re-present history by using primary source documents.
Students broaden their understanding of the relationship between Scout and Calpurnia by pairing scenes from Harper Lee’s two novels with a historical account from a Southern domestic worker.
Students use works by visual artist Glenn Ligon and writer Zora Neale Hurston to examine questions about their own identity.
"Students explore the artwork of a young man imprisoned in the Theresienstadt ghetto and consider the value of creative expression as a means to cope with oppression. "
Students examine the artwork in a young woman’s diary in order to consider the diverse ways people expressed fears and documented life during the Holocaust.