Teaching the Civil Rights Movement in Elementary Schools
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Students need to understand the causes and effects of the Civil Rights movement in the United States. These resources can help guide students on their journey of exploration in to the lives of inspiring leaders and the events that shaped our nation.
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American Experience.Eyes on the Prize.For Teachers | PBS

American Experience.Eyes on the Prize.For Teachers | PBS | Teaching the Civil Rights Movement in Elementary Schools | Scoop.it

Great resources here for teaching students about African American cultural influence, the "Little Rock Nine", poverty, service, and more.  The site offers historical lessons paired with lessons that connect to the present.  These lessons will really make kids think.

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We Shall Overcome -- The Strategy

We Shall Overcome -- The Strategy | Teaching the Civil Rights Movement in Elementary Schools | Scoop.it

Learn all about the strategies of early activists in the Civil Rights movement...

 

"The 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education led to a shift in tactics, and from 1955 to 1965, "direct action" was the strategy--primarily bus boycotts, sit-ins, freedom rides, and social movements."

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Teaching the Movement | Southern Poverty Law Center

Teaching the Movement | Southern Poverty Law Center | Teaching the Civil Rights Movement in Elementary Schools | Scoop.it

This report from the Southern Poverty Law Center is spurring on much debate about Civil Rights education in our schools.  What are we doing to ensure that this important part of our cultural history is fully explored by all students?

 

"The National Assessment of Educational Progress tells a dismal story. Only 2 percent of high school seniors in 2010 could answer a simple question about the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision."

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Women had key roles in civil rights movement

Women had key roles in civil rights movement | Teaching the Civil Rights Movement in Elementary Schools | Scoop.it

Are we neglecting the women of the Civil Rights movement?

 

Many women risked their lives and worked tirelessly, demanding a social revolution — but history has often overlooked them.

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Mighty Times: The Children's March | Teaching Tolerance

Mighty Times: The Children's March | Teaching Tolerance | Teaching the Civil Rights Movement in Elementary Schools | Scoop.it

This free kit from Teaching Tolerance (www.tolerance.org) teaches students about the Civil Rights movement through the eyes of children.

 

"The Children's March" tells the story of how the young people of Birmingham, Alabama, braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees. Their heroism complements discussions about the ability of today's young people to be catalysts for positive social change."

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Songs Of The Civil Rights Movement : NPR

Songs Of The Civil Rights Movement : NPR | Teaching the Civil Rights Movement in Elementary Schools | Scoop.it

A nice collection of music that inspired many leaders of the Civil Rights movement.

 

"Martin Luther King Jr. opened the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival with these words: "Jazz speaks for life." The 1960s civil-rights movement inspired blues and jazz songs about the setbacks, hardships and hard-won victories that moved"

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