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Students draw on a classic Dr. Seuss story to explore how communities make choices regarding membership.
Students draw on a contemporary parable to explore how identity is formed by our own perception as well as other people's perception of us.
Students create classroom rules through a group activity, and learn the relationship between customs and laws as it relates to a safe learning environment.
Students experience the challenges to reporting objectively by writing a news piece and watching a video about how journalists counteract bias in the newsroom.
Students consider how South Africa's particular history and culture influence the ways its citizens understand and practice democracy.
Through a video-based activity, students explore how Radical Reconstruction changed the nature of democracy in the South.
Students analyze benchmarks developed by political scientists to measure the health of democracy in the United States.
Students explore the connection between literature, imagination, and democracy by engaging with the work of acclaimed author Azar Nafisi.
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 learn about the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers’ strike and reflect on the the relationship between identity, dignity, and community membership.
Students use the ideas of W.E.B Du Bois and historian David Kennedy to explore their own Jewish identities and consider how they coexist with their identities as Americans.
Students discover how leaders like Sargent Shriver used public policy to fight poverty in the 1960s.