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Liberty or Death: Exploring Freedom through the Haitian Revolution
The Haitian Revolution shocked the world. This event is a crucial part of our study of world history because it demonstrates how the concept of freedom may be interpreted; it provides an early example of “people power;” and it demonstrates that no matter how overwhelming the oppression, liberation is possible. Preview lesson >
Movement is a Human Right: Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum-Seekers in the U.S.
One of the most prominent topics in the recent news has been the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. While the reality of the situation is complicated and defies simple answers, this lesson offers students an opportunity to learn more about of the experience of refugees, migrants, and asylum-seekers as well as U.S. immigration law. Additionally, misinformation about asylum-seekers and immigrant communities is clarified with facts and personal narratives. Preview lesson >
Discussion Guide for When They See Us, a Netflix limited series directed by Ava DuVernay
When They See Us explores systemic and institutional racism in the U.S. through the real story of the Central Park Five, five Black and Latinx youth who were falsely accused, tried, and imprisoned for the 1989 attack of a white female jogger. Their case dominated the headlines and highlighted many of central issues in American society—race, socioeconomic class, sexual violence, and media manipulation. Preview discussion guide >