Every Panther has a Voice
The AP United States History class used the Continental Army Diversity trunks provided by the American Revolution Institute to explore the various roles Americans played in the Revolution. Groups created a character and a back story for their assigned person, and one student dressed up and presented that person’s story.
Characters included Continental Army soldiers, a militia man, a sailor, and a camp follower.
We polled the student body asking them to complete the sentence “you are…” with an adjective that made them feel good about themselves and compiled a total list of 125.
The students then decorated this mirror with those words so that, like filters on smartphone photos, viewers will always see different adjectives alongside their reflection providing a positive affirmation: you are more than just your appearance.