Dan Luellen is always asking his students to think about the government and the impact it has on their lives. His government students dug into the civil liberties and civil rights they cared about and considered the power that it takes to create change. During a socratic seminar these juniors unpacked the difficulty of living in a “cancel” culture, the guarded nature of people this year, and the dehumanizing power of social media.
Thinking about the back and forth between "we the people" and the people in charge they dug into the means to get those in power to listen. Students created an analysis of a song that brought attention to an societal issue that falls within the spectrum of civil liberties or civil rights. Through researching the historical and modern context students considered the impact the song did or did not have on society. Below are the songs they chose and few of the presentation slides they shared.