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Silver Candlesticks

After serving a 19-year sentence, Jean Valjean ends up on the Lord Bishop's doorstep, where he is offered a warm meal and bed to sleep in. Although he steals from the bishop, in the end, he earns redemption and a second chance thanks to the bishop's wise and caring ways.
Grade Level
6-8
Victor Hugo
Topic
Social Justice Domain
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My Identity

After growing up in foster care, Ashley, a young Native-American Caucasian woman, converts to Islam in hopes of finding structure in a life where it never existed. However, with that decision comes the risk of losing one of the few biological connections she still has.
Grade Level
Yasmin Mistry
Subject
History
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

No Promised Land

“When Mormons settled in Missouri in the 1830s, local residents found Mormon beliefs and practices not simply strange, but wrong. … The Mormons, the Missouri governor declared, must be removed—if not by expulsion, then by extermination.”
Grade Level
Jim Carnes
Subject
Civics
History
Social Justice Domain
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When Loud Music Turned Deadly

This op-doc about the murder of Jordan Davis is compiled from home videos, interviews with Davis’ father and footage of Michael Dunn, the man who murdered Davis. The video includes Davis’ father speaking about his young son, as well as Dunn describing the events leading up to the murder.
Grade Level
Orlando Bagwell and Marc Silver
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

Witch Hunting

In this essay, the author draws parallels between the "witch hunts" experienced in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts and in 1950 in the U.S. government at U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy's urgings.
Grade Level
6-8
Teaching Tolerance Staff
Subject
Civics
History
Social Justice Domain