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Lesson H-UVII-L2: Crossing Boundaries: Truth and Reconciliation in a Difficult Time

Unit VII: Building Better Futures
Grade Levels: 9–12
Time: 240 minutes (3–4 block schedule 80-minute periods or 5–6 standard instructional 40-minute periods)

Students investigate several examples of existing models employed to rebuild relationships in societies facing civil conflict. They analyze the strengths and weaknesses of truth and reconciliation models in promoting or fostering intercultural understanding and common goals and then prepare and defend a plan to implement one or more truth and reconciliation model(s) to reduce the potential for future terrorist violence. (Grades 9–12)