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Teaching Southern states resist calls to remove Confederate memorials

Southern states resist calls to remove Confederate memorials

Racial violence in Charlottesville has re-energized efforts to scrap Confederate statues and memorials, but many Southern states are moving in the opposite direction, enacting laws that protect and retain the tributes.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>More Than Stones & Symbols (Text 2)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set that encourages dialogue and critical reflection about how Confederate symbols continue to influence society today. The violent rally in Charlottesville, VA in August 2017 prompted a widespread debate across the country regarding Confederate monuments. This article and the subsequent ones in this set explore different perspectives regarding Confederate monuments and flags.

Tony Pugh
McClatchy Washington Bureau

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why do supporters of Confederate monuments believe they shouldn't be removed?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,3
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