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What is freedom, and why is it so important to Americans? Using a graphic organizer, scholars make connections between the United States Bill of Rights and a speech about freedom by Franklin D. Roosevelt. As a culminating activity,...
Are laws and government necessary? Class members read an excerpt from Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan and then discuss his theory of the "social contract" and ideas about how people behave without laws.
Does belonging to a group make people more likely to harm others outside the group? After reading Ann Trafton's article, class members consider what researchers have discovered about why "...Good People Do Bad Things."
The 2008 Onion article reprinted in this resource is a perfect vehicle to launch a lively discussion of power and wealth. Included in the packet are a writing prompt and discussion questions.
What is fear? Start to tackle this big question with an informational text and related questions. Pupils read the text and respond to three text-based questions and one discussion question.
What words did President Gerald Ford use to describe the end of internment for Japanese Americans in the United States in 1974? Your pupils will read President Ford's direct proclamation and answer questions to analyze the tone and...