The Power of Conversation - Challenging Extremism

Author:
 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  10 -  12
Language:
 English
Estimated completion time:
 1.5 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1
Subject Area:
 Civics & Government

Description:
In this activity, students will define extremism and consider its various forms in democratic societies. They will also listen to survivor testimony and reflect on how extremist ideology can impact individuals. Students will reflect on the power of challenging extremist ideas through conversation and present their findings to other students.

Activity Image: "Know Extremism," by the University of New Mexico, Courtesy of Counter-Narrative Toolkit http://www.counternarratives.org/html/case-studies-entry?id=23
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