Using literature and research, learners will identify acts of philanthropy that occurred during the Civil War era.
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The unfair laws in America prior to the civil rights movement are shown through the story of Rosa Parks. The idea that the actions of one person can change the life of many is explored.
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Unit: Bridges for All
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