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Lit & History: How to tell a True War Story

Lit & History: How to tell a True War Story

Download and read the award winning short story by author Tim O’Brien linked below. While reading, consider the following questions: 1) At the end of the first page O’Brien writes: “A true war story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor 

The Body Ritual of the Nacirema

The Body Ritual of the Nacirema

Read this description of the Nacirema linked here as a way of analyzing language and context

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 

Myth Making in a Post Modern World

Myth Making in a Post Modern World

As you read in Sapiens (File linked below), Harari contends that myths are necessary in order for humans to live in large groups cohesively. He contends that until we had myth making, we remained living in small clans of extended families. So myths certainly serve 

Methods of Oppression: How do governments oppress? A Historical Comparative Analysis

Methods of Oppression: How do governments oppress? A Historical Comparative Analysis

In order to better understand the role of government in oppression you are required to conduct a comparative analysis of governmental methodologies of oppression. This will not only require higher order critical thinking (comparative analysis) but also provide you insight regarding two of our essential 

US History: Literature Study

US History: Literature Study

For our oppression unit, we are going to each read a novel related to the experience of living in Europe during the Second World War or a novel focused on the Holocaust. Use the activity link HERE for more details as well as a link 

Knowledge, Technology and Ethics: Censorship debate!

Knowledge, Technology and Ethics: Censorship debate!

Ethics is an element of the knowledge framework and in order to explore this element more deeply within the context of knowledge and technology, we will engage in a debate on the value of internet censorship. The claim we will debate is, “Social media companies 

Oppression of the few for the benefit of the many…moral?

Oppression of the few for the benefit of the many…moral?

Is oppression of the few for the benefit of the many moral or good? You likely have an immediate intuitive response to this question however the learning activity below will require you to contemplate your response via reading the short story, “Those who walk away 

The Double Edged Sword of Nationalism

The Double Edged Sword of Nationalism

In order to understand the psychology of oppression as well as a social and psychological “push” of conflict both historically and contemporary, it is crucial to understand what is meant by the term “nationalism” Use this learning helper as well as the linked essay in 

Equality Summative Inquiry

Equality Summative Inquiry

As we conclude our mini unit on equality and our examination of the civil rights movement use the learning helper linked below to guide you through the inquiry process in regard to one of our essential questions or a question that you develop on your