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.