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This Knowledge Set is designed to encourage dialogue and critical reflection about how Confederate symbols and monuments continue to influence society today. As students progress through this set, they will learn about the causes of the Civil War and key figures from this historical period. The instruction in this set also guides students to evaluate arguments regarding what Confederate symbols have come to represent to different groups of people and whether they should be removed. As students read the texts in this set, they will explore multiple perspectives and consider how symbols can be used to both divide and unite people.