This website provides six different lenses to examine this central question:
what does it mean to be an American?
But before you jump into the lessons below, listen to how President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush answered this question.
Explore the history of immigration to the United States, discuss the challenges and opportunities that immigrants encounter when settling in the United States, and consider the role that immigration has played in the building of U.S. society.
#immigration #integration #citizenship #ushistory
Investigate the history and current state of U.S.–Japan relations and consider the role that individuals can play in bridging together different communities, societies, and cultures.
#USJapan #bilateralpartnership #internationalrelations #buildingbridges
Through self-reflection and discussion, explore and refine your ideas about leadership, such as the characteristics of effective leadership and how to best foster those qualities in yourself and others.
#leadership #teamwork #compromise #civility
Justice & Reconciliation
Investigate the meaning of justice, the roles that justice and reconciliation play in society, and various historical and modern-day movements for social justice.
#justice #reconciliation #socialjustice #injustice
U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush offered some of their reflections on what it means to be an American. Which of their comments resonate with you? Why?
What do you think it means to be an American? What are one or two aspects that you think are most essential to being American? Why?