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Students learn about soul band Booker T. and the M.G.'s and explore what it meant to be a racially integrated group in a time of segregation.
Students practice being thoughtful about fellow citizens' identities, values, and perspectives by reflecting on a video featuring voices of young people from across the United States.
Students read fictional biographies of German citizens and make hypotheses about the citizens' voting choices in the Weimar elections.
Students use the “levers of power” framework to identify ways they can bring about positive change in their communities.
Students explore citizenship, power, and responsibility using the work of civic entrepreneur Eric Liu.
Students identify the responsibilities of citizen watchdogs, summarize strategies for combatting confirmation bias and responsibly consuming and sharing news and information, and complete a culminating essay.
Students define explicit, implicit, and confirmation bias, and examine why people sometimes maintain their beliefs in the face of contradictory information.
Students respond to film clips in which Condoleezza Rice and Deidre Prevett discuss the influences of family, community, and the legacies of older generations on who they are today.
Students read personal essays that illuminate how the choices made by our families and previous generations influence who we are today.
Students reflect on present-day antisemitism encountered online and on college campuses, and explore examples of youth who are standing up to it.
Students brainstorm different definitions of democracy and consider democracy's relationship to their own communities and cultures.
Students create a definition for a "right" in order to explore the challenges faced by the UN Commission on Human Rights to create an international framework of rights for all human beings.