Civil Rights Movement: Choices from Mendez to Little Rock to Today

Civil Rights Movement

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Civil Rights Movement: Choices from Mendez to Little Rock to Today

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The American Civil Rights Movement was a watershed moment for our nation. This workshop will explore ways to engage students in the issues raised by this moment in history. By studying the choices that led to critical episodes in that struggle, students learn to analyze history using a lens of how identity, group membership, ethics, and moral judgements have influenced historical events and they also learn to connect this history meaningfully to contemporary events.


This seminar combines online and traditional face-to-face learning. We will meet in person on January 23 and February 6.  In between, participants will continue to read, share from their teaching experiences, and dive deeper into the history via an online platform. Participants are expected to spend approximately 5-7 hours with the online activities during that 2-week period.

  • Learn how to use Facing History's rigorous and engaging teaching strategies and primary sources to help align with California Common Core State Standards and the new History/Social Studies Framework for California.
  • Receive a free copy of Facing History's Choices in Little Rock and Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies: A Supplement to Choices in Little Rock

January 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. face-to-face

Online Engagement platform January 23-February 6 

February 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. face-to-face

Recommended for 11th grade US History, American Literature, and Government teachers. Scholarships are available.


After this workshop/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.
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
350 S Bixel St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
1.23.18 - 2.6.18
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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