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Students explore the relationship between the individual and society by creating identity charts for a contemporary novelist, a children's book character, and themselves.
Students explore how identity impacts our responses to other people and events by examining a cartoon and analyzing an opinion poll from a week after Ferguson.
Students review the First Amendment, understand the importance of a free press, and consider how that freedom can conflict with other societal needs through journalists’ experiences in Ferguson.
Students examine how identity and biases can impact how individuals interpret images and experience the challenge of selecting images to represent news events, particularly connected to sensitive issues.
Students analyze several examples of Nazi propaganda and consider how the Nazis used media to influence the thoughts, feelings, and actions of individual Germans.
Students examine how choices made by individuals and groups contributed to the rise of the Nazi Party in the 1920s and 1930s.
Students explore the long history of discrimination against Jews and come to understand how anti-Judaism was transformed into antisemitism in the nineteenth century.
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 upstanders Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife who undertook a rescue mission to help save Jews and refugees fleeing Nazi occupation.
Students analyze a variety of firsthand accounts of Kristallnacht in order to piece together a story of what happened on that night.
Students learn about the concept of resistance as they are introduced to firsthand experiences of the extraordinary Jewish partisans.
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.