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Making it Real
My students come from all over the world. They bring their own cultural values to the discussion. Yet, like their native speaking colleagues, they also need to build their understanding of what values like justice means in a larger context. They need to consider how their views connect to a larger world. The expression of these views, and the developing understanding of how to articulate them, offer an important avenue for developing language skills.
I would like to bring the readings to life for them. For example, as we study the foundation of American democracy as being grounded in the value of freedom, how does that relate to the stains of slavery and segregation?