The history of the American Revolution and the many different people who participated to free from or keep the colonies under the power of the British Empire gives us a great way to explore the very identity of the American culture and political process. Students are encouraged to deeply analyze the ideals and realities of this time period, and also to connect and critically look at our own ideals and realities as a nation today.
The following resources are meant to help students better understand the issues and history that connects to this topic of study:
The Danish conflict of identity
This NPR report talks about the current growing anti-immigration sentiments sparked by the cartoon controversy, and how these sentiments conflict with their open door policy identity.
A Muslim Charity files a lawsuit against a bank
In Chicago a major Muslim charity organization is accused of funding terrorism by a bank. Hear the report from NPR on Dec 6, 2006.