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

Race and Membership

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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 citizenship and changing rights of “the other”? 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.

Recommended for middle and high school educators.

In this seminar you will:

  • explore the essential skills, knowledge, and dispositions for active and engaged participation in our democracy 
  • Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills
  • Explore topics such as Identity, Membership and Belonging
  • Receive a free copy of Race and Membership in American History: The Eugenics Movement

After this seminar you will:

  • Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including downloadable unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost

This seminar is eligible for graduate credit. Email [email protected] for details.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has recognized Facing History as one of nine social-emotional learning programs(out of 400 reviewed) with a proven effect on students, including increased empathy, prosocial behavior, and a better classroom climate.

Babson Executive Conference Center
One Snyder Drive
Babson Park, MA 02457
7.9.18 - 7.13.18
8:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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