In Upper School IB History of the Americas, the Senior class had the opportunity to take on various roles of historical figures in the civil rights, women's rights and labor rights movements during a "Reconstruction Mixer" they held outdoors.
Using the Facing History curriculum in recent classes, Seniors studied the complexities of the Reconstruction era, including the debates around healing and justice in political Reconstruction and the possibilities of Radical Reconstruction. During the mixer, Students used their knowledge about diverse social movements that flourished from the late 1860s to the 1870s to deliver information about specific figures from the period.
"The activity was very enlighting and fun," said Justice Crawford '21.
Moving forward, students will complete a reflective summative assignment on their experiences and will continue to build on the connections and divisions in social movements as they navigate other areas of the International Baccalaureate curriculum.
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