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You Decide: Understanding Reconstruction and devising a path to Equality

You Decide: Understanding Reconstruction and devising a path to Equality

Although the victory of the North in the American Civil War was certainly a step towards equality, there was still much work to be done in the service of achieving true equality between blacks and whites in America. This crucial period of time after the 

Structured Inquiry: Using sources to identify causes of conflict and obstacles to equality.

Structured Inquiry: Using sources to identify causes of conflict and obstacles to equality.

Make a copy of the following linked document and utilize the resources provided, both primary and secondary, in order to answer the question, “What was the main cause of the American Civil War?” LEARNING HELPER LINKED HERE

Leading Discussions in US History: Empowering student led intellectual exploration

Leading Discussions in US History: Empowering student led intellectual exploration

Being able to engage in, and lead, intelligent discussion is an important skill. Not only do we learn better through collaborative conversations, but leading a discussion also empowers your individual curiosity and requires viewing a given stimulus through different perspectives – including your own. Open 

What rights are necessary for a maximally beneficial society? A historical inquiry

What rights are necessary for a maximally beneficial society? A historical inquiry

One of our essential questions for the protest unit is, “What rights are necessary for a maximally beneficial society?” IN order to understand this question we have learned about the perspectives of various political philosophers as well as looked at the American Bill of Rights 

Investigating Issues of the American Constitution

Investigating Issues of the American Constitution

The American Constitution and Bill of Rights were simultaneously explicit and yet remained vague. This has created subsequent “issues” in regard to legislating and litigating what our rights as Americans can and should be. Your task is to investigate some of these issues by listening 

Necessary Rights: Understanding the Bill of Rights and Implications

Necessary Rights: Understanding the Bill of Rights and Implications

The right to protest is protected by the Constitution in amedments later added collectively called, “The Bill of Rights” These were proposed by James Madison and added in order to ensure protection of certain inalienable rights. Use the learning helper linked below to understand the 

What is Just?

What is Just?

In order to contemplate, analyze and answer many of our essential and guiding questions, we need to understand concepts of justice. After all, the goal of a government SHOULD be to create a “just” society. But the problem of course is that not everyone agrees 

Exam TIME! Stuff you should know

Exam TIME! Stuff you should know

It’s final exam time! That means you need to engage in the annual rite of passage: Cramming. I’m joking of course! We don’t NEED to cram because we learned everything conceptually and therefore have totality of comprehension. But just in case, I’ve created this “study 

OPCVL Peer Feedback Experience

OPCVL Peer Feedback Experience

Providing peer feedback is one of the most effective and efficient ways to learn! Use the document linked HERE to guide you through providing your classmate with feedback regarding their most recent OPCVL document analysis activity

Did US Cold War intervention alleviate or create oppression?

Did US Cold War intervention alleviate or create oppression?

In order to investigate the role of governments in creating or alleviating oppression, you will investigate one Cold War era US intervention: Korea, Iran, or Guatemala. Use the learning helper linked HERE which provides you with resources as well as questions designed to guide your