Race and Membership in U.S. History: From Segregation to Civil Rights

Race and Membership in U.S. History: Civil Rights
New Jersey

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Race and Membership in U.S. History: From Segregation to Civil Rights

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What can we learn about the evolving notion of race in America and its impact on citizenship rights? In this seminar, we will consider how ideas of race and racism developed during the years of Jim Crow segregation and the Progressive Era. Participants will examine resistance to these ideas through the Civil Rights Movement using a case study of the events at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957.

In this seminar you will:

  • Discover interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills
  • Be prepared to create a four week or longer unit on the Civil Rights movement using Facing History’s case study Choices in Little Rock, and infuse into your US history or literature curriculum how ideas and practices emerged from “race science” and the Eugenics Movement
  • Receive a free copy of Facing History’s Choices in Little Rock

After this seminar you will:

  • Receive follow-up coaching and support as you implement this unit in your classroom
  • Become part of the Facing History Educator Network, with access to a rich collection of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and online tools
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost

Recommended for 6-12th grade U.S. history, civics, American studies, humanities, or English language arts teachers committed to implementing a four-week Facing History unit. Teachers of elective courses covering civil rights or modern U.S. history (1960s to present) are also encouraged to apply.

Space is limited; registration does not guarantee admission. You may be contacted by a Facing History staff member to discuss your application. Scholarships are available.

Montclair State University
1 Normal Ave
Montclair, NJ 07043
8.7.17 - 8.11.17
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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