Danielle Johnson '18, Marissa Kot '18, Hannah Miller '18, and Whitney Williams '18, presented on "Using Multimedia to Compare Past and Present Democratic Movements" at the Iowa Council for Social Studies in Altoona, Iowa, Oct. 2.

Danielle Johnson '18, Marissa Kot '18, Hannah Miller '18, and Whitney Williams '18, presented on "Using Multimedia to Compare Past and Present Democratic Movements" at the Iowa Council for Social Studies in Altoona, Iowa, Oct. 2. Their session focused on exploring and analyzing historical documents such as the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, to identify the fundamental principles of American Democracy. Those fundamental principles were then be applied to social justice movements from the past and present to explore how democracy has changed over time and how significant events of the past connect to current issues today. Educators participated in activities such as analyzing photographs, speeches and songs from movements and discussions on how democracy has changed.