Diversity and Justice Issues in Early U.S. History

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Essential Question
  • Why is history important? Does it affect how people live today?
  • What does it mean to be human?
  • What privileges are available for certain groups of people but not for others?
  • How is my life easier or more difficult based on who I am and where I was born?
  • What contributions have people made to justice and fairness historically?
  • Do rights and responsibilities change over time?
  • Can words about identity hurt people?
  • How can I describe and compare my group identities with those of other people?
  • How can I ask people about their lives and experiences in a respectful, kind and understanding way?
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