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  • Rights of ManRights of Man

    We are beginning a new Social Studies unit on the rights of people based on the following standards:

    • Identify significant events, people, and documents in the major eras of United States history.
    • Interpret the past and evaluate the credibility and perspective of a variety of sources such as biographies, diaries, journals, artifacts, eyewitness interviews and other primary and secondary source materials; explain how and why events may be interpreted differently depending upon the perspectives of participants, witnesses, reporters, and historians.
    • Identify and explain democracy's basic principles including individual rights, responsibility for the common good, equal opportunity, equal protection of the laws, freedom of speech, justice, and majority rule with protection for minority rights.

    In order to dive into these standards we will be conducting a close literary study of the book The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, have Socratic seminars in class, as well as completing a culminating project to highlight everything that has been learned about this topic. 

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