Students in this course will examine the concepts of resistance and dissent that have appeared in the modern world as well as the historical impact of these actions. Students will be exposed to a number of different typologies, leaders, events, and primary sources, and ultimately they will analyze the underlying structures that are necessary for any form of successful resistance to power structures. This course will enable students to evaluate and analyze dissent and resistance as actions in order to build a better understanding of both how and why people resist in the first place. The guiding questions for this class will be - how and why do people bring about change? Students will investigate recent events through a historical lens, practice empathy through the use of primary sources, and generate research-driven conclusions. Students will have the opportunity to conduct in-depth research related to the topic and present their findings to the class. No prerequisite (Semester) Summer Term (0.5 Global Studies credit)


  • June 29-July 15
  • Time: 7:30 am-1:00 pm
  • Rising Grades: 10-12
  • Tuition: $575
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