In this unit students experience how art can serve as a tool to understanding history by analyzing paintings by renowned artist and Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak.
Jonathan Petropoulos discusses the importance of the German 1937 Degenerate Art exhibit.
Students discuss their ancestral identities and what "Becoming American" means to them.
This documentary looks at the struggles of Holocaust victims through their own eyes.
Elaine Pagels, Professor of Religion at Princeton University,explains that many interpretations of evil throughout history are inspired by the Book of Revelation.
Novelists, as well as the actress Mary Badham, who played To Kill a Mockingbird's narrator, Scout, reflect on this character and the ways in which she addresses issues of gender, race relations, and growing up in the South.
James McBride and Rick Bragg read passages from To Kill a Mockingbird on how historical realities of Southern life affect the characters in the novel.
Oprah Winfrey, Tom Brokaw, and others recall their memories and impressions from reading To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time.
Novelists and Southerners discuss Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and the bravery of the novel for addressing issues of segregation and racism in the South.