HOW CAN THE POWER AND POLITICS OF A SYMBOL BOTH UNITE AND DIVIDE US?
Students will be able to analyze, evaluate and synthesize primary and secondary source evidence to support historical and contemporary understandings of the American flag as a powerful political symbol
Book: Marshall, Tim (2016) A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols. New York: Scribner (pgs. 1-36)
Warm Up Video:
VIDEO : Tim Marshall on the United States Flag (1:32 mins)
Texas v. Johnson
Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? – The Washington Post 7/1/2015
The Swastika: A Sign of Good Luck Becomes a Symbol of Evil