Class Description: What are the warning signs of injustice and how can we learn from history to recognize these signs ad prevent it in our world today? Who is responsible for addressing these problems? This course addresses these questions and many others. It begins be analyzing the United Nations Definition of Human Rights and the Spiral of Injustice. Students will study the Holocaust through that lens in order to understand how injustice can lead to genocide. After investigating the different historical explanations and human behaviors that contribute to human rights abuses, students will look at how governments and individuals have responded to injustice in other places. By the end of the course students will profile many inspirational examples of “Upstanders” who have chosen to participate in fighting injustice
Grading – traditional percentage system, weighted as follows:
- Assignments given that pertain to the Unit we are currently in are due by the day of that Unit Assessment.
- Please understand that there will be professional discretion used on a continual basis. Students should communicate with me if they are struggling.
- For your information, when an assignment is not turned in I will place a zero and a missing indicator in Power school. Once the deadline is passed, that missing indicator will be removed and the zero will remain.