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Help students identify relevant evidence, and give them an opportunity to practice evidence selection with their peers and as a class.
Use this strategy to help students consider, compare, and analyze various perspectives on a complex topic.
Help students track a story’s main ideas and supporting details by having them illustrate important scenes.
Use this strategy to improve students’ reading skills and help them connect ideas in a text to their own lives, current events, and history.
Poet Warsan Shire tells the story of a young Somali-born refugee in this poem from the film Brave Girl Rising.
Learn about psychologist Stanley Milgram’s experiments on obedience and the insight they offer into the motives of Nazi perpetrators.
Learn about how Alexis de Tocqueville, author of Democracy in America (1835), viewed democracy, freedom, and religion.
Explore three stories of choices people made during World War II and consider their complexities, their impact, and what they can teach about human behavior.
Consider how Christian churches confronted their legacy of antisemitism in the years following the Holocaust.
Writer Mtutuzeli Matshoba provides a vivid account of life under apartheid through the story of his friend who was forcibly ejected from his home.
Wislawa Szymborska, a Polish poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996, describes hatred in a poem.
Author Sarfraz Manzoor writes about the experiences that shaped his understanding of what it means to be British and what it means to belong.