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Media, Culture and Equality

Media, Culture and Equality

Use the learning helper linked HERE titled, “Media, Culture and Equality” in order to analyze and reflect on the role of the media in increasing or decreasing cultural values and norms relating to equality in society as well as providing some background information on the 

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 

Obstacles to Equality: Reflection on an essential Question

Obstacles to Equality: Reflection on an essential Question

Obstacles to Equality: What elements of society can create resistance to equality or prevent equality from obtaining? Your task is to utilize the learning helper linked below in order to reflect on and analyze this important essential question from our Equality unit! Obstacles to Equality 

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

Would you walk away? Reflecting on a utilitarian utopia

Would you walk away? Reflecting on a utilitarian utopia

In order to have a shared intellectual framework and language for our work this year, it is important that you understand two basic Ethical & Moral philosophies: **UTILITARIANISM**DEONTOLOGICAL (KANTIAN) In order to better understand each of these philosophical perspectives, complete the following learning helper: KANTIAN 

How do we Identify Injustice in the world? Are all protests JUST?

How do we Identify Injustice in the world? Are all protests JUST?

Many believe that the “Just-ness,” or legitimacy of a protest depends on if the protestors are fighting against an injustice. However in order to EVALUATE whether or not a protest is just, one must first have a concept of what “Justice” is and what a 

Are all Protests Just?

Are all Protests Just?

A few years ago, there was controversy in the United States around the removal of statues in public parks and government spaces that were identified as representing racism or oppression of minorities. While many people were in favor of the removal of such statues and 

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 

The Gilded Age: Industrialization and the New Feudalism — Constructing knowledge through sources

The Gilded Age: Industrialization and the New Feudalism — Constructing knowledge through sources

The industrialization that occurred in both Western Europe and America during the 18th and 19th centuries changed society, culture and the course of humanity. Many of these long term changes were positive, however there were also many long term and proximate (short-term) changes that were 

Fight For Equality: Black Heroes of the Progressive Era

Fight For Equality: Black Heroes of the Progressive Era

As you’ve learned, there was much racism, oppression and violence in America after the Civil War perpetrated for the purpose of oppressing African Americans socially, politically and economically. Due to the fact it was clear few white people in power were willing to help, the