The Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Democracy

July 29, 2019
The Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Democracy
New York

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The Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Democracy

This seminar is at capacity. To join the waitlist please apply.

How do individuals and groups in a democracy organize to correct injustice? Join us for a five-day seminar that will use the Civil Rights Movement as a case study to consider this question. Using our resource, Choices in Little Rock, along with other civil rights materials, you’ll be introduced to strategies that can challenge students to think critically about themes of injustice and democracy, understand how change happens in a democratic society, and make meaningful connections to what is happening in today’s world.

During this seminar you will:

  • Discover interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical thinking and literacy skills, within Facing History’s approach to teaching difficult histories.
  • Explore topics within the Civil Rights Movement that address questions of justice, equality, and citizenship and speak to the goals of protecting and expanding democracy.   
  • Receive a free copy of the Choices in Little Rock teaching guide.  

After this seminar you will:

  • Receive coaching and support as you plan and implement this unit in your classroom.
  • 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 digital tools.
  • Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost.

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

CTLE hours available for New York State teachers

This seminar is at capacity. To join the waitlist please apply.

Dominican Academy
44 E 68th St
New York, NY 10065
July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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