Students consider how US history books, films, and other works of popular culture have misrepresented the history of the Reconstruction era.
Students examine how the Supreme Court’s landmark decision regarding forced sterilization was influenced by the American Eugenics Movement.
Students gain a more complex understanding of the Progressive Era in the United States and consider what it means to re-present history by using primary source documents.
Students broaden their understanding of the relationship between Scout and Calpurnia by pairing scenes from Harper Lee’s two novels with a historical account from a Southern domestic worker.
Students analyze Atticus' character in Go Set a Watchman in historical context by reading primary sources that illuminate the ways many white southerners reacted to the prospect of social change.
Students identify how the beliefs about race developed during the Enlightenment still impact attitudes toward race and equality in the United States today.