Unit 4, Lesson 1
Using a comparative research methodology developed by the nonprofit organization Freedom House, students will analyze and discuss trends in freedom since the year 2000. Students will connect these trends to current events and stories they find in the news.
Unit 4, Lesson 2
Students will analyze contemporary efforts to achieve freedom and democracy in four case studies: Burma (also known as Myanmar), China, Cuba, and Tunisia. Working in groups, students will research a country and prepare a documentary newscast for presentation to the class.
Unit 4, Lesson 3
Using their research from Lesson 2, students will assess movements for freedom in Burma (also known as Myanmar), China, Cuba, and Tunisia. In discussion, they will compare the nature of the state, the individual’s experience of freedom, and the motivations and actions of individuals who have opposed repressive governments.