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What's left of the eleventh floor of the World Trade Center resembles the two-fingered peace gesture.

Lesson Plan: Overview Lesson Plan Readings

The following readings, from Alexis de Tocqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA and Robert Putnam's BOWLING ALONE, present contrasting visions of American society's "associative" behavior, and provide a good starting point for discussing the nature of community in America.

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