TO FIGHT AGAINST THIS AGE: ON FASCISM AND HUMANISM

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION: HOW AND WHY SHOULD AMERICANS PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THE GLOBAL RESURGENCE OF FASCISM?  CAN HUMANISM COUNTER THE FASCIST IDEOLOGY?

Objectives:  SWBAT analyze, evaluate, source and annotate excerpted primary and secondary source text on the topic of the ideologies and tactics of Populism, Fascism and Humanism with emphasis on building evidence-based reasoning skills necessary for the A.P. American Examination (Skill 2 – Comparison; Theme 7 – America In the World (WOR))

Citations:  Rieman, Rob (2018) To Fight Against This Age:  On Fascism and Humanism.  New York:  W.W. Norton & Company

VIDEO: 

Rob Rieman:  Fascism & Our Society of Kitsch (5:01 mins)

https://youtu.be/3ubJOXyWlYs

BOOK REVIEW:

The Sickness of Our Time:  Is It Populism or Fascism? By Damon Linker (Feb. 1, 2018)

https://nyti.ms/2GCogmg

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER:  https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map

Lesson tags: 
Advanced Placement (AP)
State: 
New York
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