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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.
Students use a strategy that promotes active listening and intellectual engagement to discuss film clips featuring baseball manager Joe Maddon and civic entrepreneur Eric Liu.
Read the speech Susan B. Anthony delivered after being arrested for voting in a presidential election before women had gained the right to vote.
Consider quotes from South Africans about the nature of democracy and what makes it work.
Read about eighteenth-century Imperialism, the Congress of Berlin, and W. E. B. Du Bois’ analysis of the profound consequences of Europe's colonization of Africa.
A New York Times article addresses the role that social media played in rapidly bringing the events in Ferguson to national attention.
The importance of young people understanding their right to vote and the effects they can have on public policy cannot be understated.