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Teaching Charlottesville and the events leading up to it

Charlottesville and the events leading up to it

The violent rally organized by white supremacists and Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 was motivated in part by their opposition to removing Confederate monuments and the Confederate flag.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>More Than Stones and Symbols (Text 1)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set that encourages dialogue and critical reflection about how Confederate symbols continue to influence society today. In recent years, some communities across the U.S. have advocated for the removal of Confederate statues and flags in public places. This article recounts events that led to a rally in Charlotesville, VA in August 2017. As students read, encourage them to identify instan

Marieke van Woerkom
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What actions led to the violence at the Charlottesville protests and could it have been prevented?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.3 - People & Events, RI.6 - Author's Purpose

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,4
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