The Other Side of the Mason Dixon Line

My ultimate goal as a history teacher is to instill in my students effective habits of mind, one of which is to appreciate diverse perspectives. It makes sense, then, to seek another point of view when introducing the Civil War. This brief video tells the tale of students at two schools, one in Massachusetts and one in Tennessee, who grapple with the limits of rights and the role of race in the Supreme Court hearing of a young man who was suspended for wearing a Confederate belt buckle to school.

Does your school do something similar?

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