Explore the role of leaders and ordinary citizens in the history of religious freedom in colonial Virginia.
Examine the rise of nativism and anti-Catholic prejudices in the 1800s in the US and consider connections to issues surrounding religious freedom today.
Read, view, and listen to President George Washington’s letter to Moses Seixas and the Hebrew congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, promising tolerance and religious liberty for all.
Investigate Thomas Jefferson’s foundational beliefs about religion, government, and religious freedom.
Learn about the 1963 Chicago Public School Boycott, when students demanded better schools for black neighborhoods and equal opportunity for all.
While young people have a huge stake in US elections, historically they don’t show up when it comes time to vote. These teaching ideas allow students to explore youth voter turnout trends and how young people are trying to change them.