Blogs tagged "civil rights"

Malcolm X and Common Core: Radical Vision for Civil Rights

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X
When most people think of the civil rights movement, they think of Martin Luther King, Jr., whose "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 and his acceptance of the Peace Prize the following year secured his place as the voice of non-violent, mass protest in the 1960s.Read More »
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Exploring Informational Texts: African American Culture and History

In February, we offered an overview and a sampling of EDSITEment’s rich collection of resources for Black History Month. We pointed out that African American History could and should be taught throughout the year and integrated across the curriculum. We promised to have more to say about how to do this in future postings.Read More »
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The Most Famous Civil Rights March in American History and its Impact

Students love a good fight. From the Boston Tea Party to Women’s Suffrage, students’ genuine interest in historical protests is as recurrent a theme in the classroom as uprisings and demonstrations are in human history. Teachers sometimes wonder why the fight for rights and for a redress of grievances—more than other historical themes—regularly awaken their students to the lessons of history and get them truly engaged in content.Read More »
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The Selma to Montgomery March and Passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Marchers carrying banner "We march with Selma!" on street in Harlem, New York
Students love a good fight. From the Boston Tea Party to Women’s Suffrage, students’ genuine interest in historical protests is as recurrent a theme in the classroom as uprisings and demonstrations are in human history. Teachers sometimes wonder why the fight for rights and for a redress of grievances—more than other historical themes—regularly awaken their students to the lessons of history and get them truly engaged in content.Read More »
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Black History Month and the Common Core

This week, in honor of Black History Month, we offer several suggestions for teachers looking to incorporate the best open-source—i.e., free—digital humanities resources on African American history and literature into their classrooms while meeting the demands of the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.Read More »
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