In this lesson, students will evaluate George Washington’s actions to understand his approach to the principle of identity.View Lesson
The Bill of Rights Institute’s American Portraits
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In this lesson, students will explore the life of Thurgood Marshall and follow the development of his identity. Through his example, students will understand how they can develop and refine their identity in their own lives and, through this refinement, help advance freedom for themselves and others.View Lesson
In this lesson, students will consider the courage of Audie Murphy, who became the most decorated American soldier of World War II. They will also consider how to cultivate and apply courage in their own lives.View Lesson
In this lesson, students will examine events in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., analyzing both his identity and his contributions to American identity.View Lesson
In this lesson, students will learn about how Nathaniel Bacon demanded respect for the rights of colonists in Virginia in the 1670s. They will learn how they too can demand respect for their own rights.View Lesson
In this lesson, students will learn about Franklin D. Roosevelt and how his identity helped him to soothe the fears of Americans during the Great Depression. They will also learn how embracing their identity can help them be successful.View Lesson