Too Young to Die is a long-term documentary photography project...that seeks to enlighten the public about the effects of youth violence on young victims, their families, and society as a whole.
A journal is an instrumental tool for helping students develop their ability to critically examine their surroundings from multiple perspectives and to make informed judgments about what they see and hear. Journals make learning visible by providing a safe, accessible space for students to share thoughts, feelings, and uncertainties. In this classroom video, a high school history teacher uses journals with his students both at the beginning and end of a lesson on Reconstruction.
A middle school teacher helps her class explore the moral universe of Maycomb in To Kill a Mockingbird using the concept of universe of obligation.
We have developed 7 lessons that accompany each of the videos in our series on the Reconstruction era. These lessons provide educators with a framework for introducing the historical background and responding to the questions raised in the central video of the lesson. Educators will find the video within each lesson, along with suggestions for applicable teaching strategies and a curated selection of primary source materials that can be used as handouts in a classroom.
The videos listed on this page are referenced within The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy unit.