Students look at evidence of the changing demographics of the United States and analyze what it suggests about the complexity of the country’s national identity.
Students are introduced to the history of ideas, events, and decisions that shaped the world of Schindler’s List.
Students prepare for their study of Schindler's List by creating a contract establishing a thoughtful, respectful, and caring classroom community.
Students establish a safe space for holding sensitive conversations, before introducing the events surrounding Ferguson, by acknowledging people's complicated feelings about race and creating a classroom contract.
Students identify what good, productive, and meaningful conversations look and sound like through an interactive modeling activity.
Students learn about important events that occurred during Priestley’s lifetime, completing a human timeline to understand their chronology, and are introduced to the concepts of socialism and capitalism.
Through a close reading of diary entries, students consider the fear, denial, anxiety, sadness, and grief that individuals separated from loved ones during the Holocaust experienced.