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Students understand news from Myanmar about the persecution of the Rohingya by analyzing a recent New York Times article.
Students study the vibrant culture of the Jews who lived in the shtetls in eastern Europe, while also deepening their understanding of prejudice toward minority groups.
Students learn a new concept, universe of obligation, and use it to analyze the ways that their society designates who is deserving of respect and caring.
Students evaluate the differences among news accounts about Ferguson, develop strategies for verifying news and information, and understand the challenges facing journalists as they cover complex, fast-moving events.
Students view the film, analyze a primary source from the Oyneg Shabes archive, and consider why it matters who tells the stories of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Students consider what happens when one aspect of our identity is privileged above others by society.
Students reflect on the power of being labelled and use Jesús Colón’s essay to reflect on their own experiences of being misjudged.
Students use a strategy that promotes active listening and intellectual engagement to discuss film clips featuring baseball manager Joe Maddon and civic entrepreneur Eric Liu.
Understand the history of people living and settling in the South African region and explore how racial and ethnic identities created tension in the years leading to apartheid.
Learn about people who have taken action to make the world a more just and compassionate place, and consider the ways we can participate as caring citizens of the world.
Learn about the early development of apartheid as the white South African government formed a legal system of racial hierarchy and non-white South Africans resisted these laws.