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American Democracy Project - Honoring An Activist

Assignment Background:

After studying how the American government works and American history, it is clear that progress happens when citizens engage in the democratic process and in our culture to shape a more just and equitable society. Currently, America is in crisis as we seek to keep our nation healthy and well in the midst of a pandemic.  Yet in the midst of this challenge, Americans are making sacrifices to help others and themselves. From medical workers on the front lines to each of you who are engaging in social distancing, people are taking action to improve the world they live in and to offer a better future. Throughout history, people have faced challenges, worked hard, and made progress.  Progress is never guaranteed though and the struggle for Americans is to take on the challenge to keep striving for a more just society. This assignment is intended to give you a chance to explore this activism and bring it to life.

Now create your own project to honor this activism.  Click on the Activists / Civil Rights tab above to start!

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Ms. Joanne Gilden, JD, MAT History
Social Studies Faculty
East Greenwich High School

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