Students make connections between European voyages of discovery, colonial spheres of influence, and various aspects of American culture.
Find out what ancient maps can tell us about the aspirations of those who made them.
Students read excerpts from Columbus's letters and journals, as well as recent considerations of his achievements in order to reflect on the motivations behind Columbus's explorations.
In this lesson, students reflect on the Holocaust from the point of view of those who actively resisted Nazi persecution. Weigh the choices faced by those for whom resistance seemed both futile and the essence of survival.
Test the arguments on both sides in the case that shook the foundations of faith and science.
Debate the relationship between individual rights and the rule of law with a philosopher condemned to death.
By studying paintings from the Cave of Lascaux and other caves in France, students will discover that pictures can be a way of communicating beliefs and ideas and can give us clues today about what life was like long ago.
Learn how Shakespeare used the sonnet tradition to enhance his stagecraft by performing a scene from this timeless tragedy.