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Thabiti Brown is the principal at Codman Academy, a charter public school in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Codman Academy's mission is to prepare students for full participation in the intellectual, economic and civic life of society, by ensuring their preparation for and access to
More than 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, give students an overview of the problem of school segregation in the United States today and open a discussion about possible solutions.
1899: Representatives of 26 nations met for the International Peace Conference where they drafted the Convention with Respect to the Laws and Customs of War on Land, one of the first formal statements of international laws related to war and war crimes.
Help students examine the questions about "patriotism" that are at the heart of the national debate over professional athletes taking a knee during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice.