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Students examine the pressures on European Jews as they moved away from the shtetls to larger urban centers at end of the nineteenth century.
Students define propaganda and practice an image-analysis activity on a piece of propaganda from Nazi Germany.
Students use maps of the world before and after World War I to make inferences and predictions about the ways the war changed the world.
Students confront the enormity of the crimes committed during the Nanjing atrocities by listening to survivor testimony.
Students read fictional biographies of German citizens and make hypotheses about the citizens' voting choices in the Weimar elections.
Students explore some of the causes and consequences of denying the Armenian Genocide and reflect on the role of public art to commemorate difficult histories.
Students use journaling and group discussion to respond to emotionally-challenging diary entries of a Jewish teenager confined in a Nazi ghetto.
Students investigate the messages in Adolf Hitler's speeches by performing a close read of the transcript of his first radio address as chancellor.
Students contemplate the challenges the Allies faced when seeking justice after the Holocaust through an interactive, discussion-based activity.
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 discover how a partisan unit developed its own ethical framework in the face of life-threatening situations.
Students learn about the events and choices of the Armenian Genocide and explore the consequences of the genocide from the perspective of survivors.