Learn about our educator's guide to Melba Patillo Bates' powerful memoir about the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock.
Teacher Chris Mazzino facilitates an open-forum discussion on “The Children of Willesden Lane.”
Students discuss and reflect on difficult moral choices in history and in their own lives.
Teacher Martina Grant leads a discussion about the music in “The Children of Willesden Lane.”
Teacher Chris Mazzino uses poetry connecting to the themes of “The Children of Willesden Lane.”
Teacher Martina Grant leads a discussion on the concept of the universe of obligation.
Teacher Nancy Parrish explores the concept of upstanders and bystanders with her students.
As part of the project "War is Only Half the Story," Sara Terry describes her series on Bosnia.
World War II brought a new awareness of human rights around the world. After the horrors of the Holocaust came to full light, few people could deny the dangers of racism. The anti-colonial movement was growing stronger around the world, and with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 by the newly formed United Nations, many turned their attention to the rights of colonized people globally. In Africa, Asia, and the Americas, liberation movements helped bring the plight of millions under European colonialism to public attention.
In the 1990s, residential schools scholars such as James R. Miller and many indigenous leaders began to argue that the efforts of the Canadian government to assimilate the Indigenous Peoples in the residential schools embodied the principle of cultural genocide: assimilation was intended to destroy the Indigenous Peoples as culturally distinct group.