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Students create a working definition of rule of law and investigate how it's challenged and valued in countries around the world.
Students are introduced to the concept of "universe of obligation" and prompted to illustrate circle of individuals who they feel a responsibility to care for and protect.
Students use videos and readings featuring US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power to develop a historical and human understanding of today’s global refugee crisis.
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.
Through a mask-making activity, students learn that they can conceal or reveal aspects of their identity.
Students identify the range of actions they can take when confronted with exclusion. The term upstander is introduced, as well as key terms such as bystander, perpetrator, and victim.
Students learn about idealism through the life and accomplishments of US statesman and activist Sargent Shriver.
Students connect what they have learned about communities to their knowledge of Memphis,TN, by analyzing images of historical and local importance to the city.
Through a poem-writing activity, students broaden and deepen their understanding of identity.
Students answer the question, "What is a community?" by writing their own definition of the word and identifying what characteristics make their classroom a community.
By asking the question "Who am I?" students explore the role that identity plays in forming their values, ideas, and actions.
Through a gallery walk activity, students learn that communities consist of a collection of people with unique identities.