This course explores individual identity and power set against the backdrop of world history. We will examine events and movements in history that created power divisions in several time periods and countries around the world (e.g. slavery, genocide, human rights movements, class struggles, etc.). Contemporary issues and individual identity will be examined and multiple perspectives encouraged. Weekly journals, films, primary documents and a reader will be used to facilitate daily discussions. Social norm projects and in-class activities will help students explore the different facets of their own identities and guide them toward understanding the perspectives of others. There will be a major focus on writing in this class, with several essays due and a final research project focusing on identity and power. This is a two-semester course.
Our Mission Chadwick, a K-12 school founded in 1935, is dedicated to the development of academic excellence, exemplary character, and self-discovery through experience. We live in accordance with our core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, fairness, and compassion.