Facing History and Ourselves invites CPS 8th grade humanities educators to to participate in Choices in Little Rock as part of the the Chicago Public Schools Curriculum Project.
Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement
This workshop explores the desegregation of Central High School in 1957, a defining moment in the American civil rights movement. The accompanying unit explores civic choices—the decisions people, including young people, made as citizens in a democracy. These decisions reveal that democracy is not a product but a work in progress, a work that is shaped by the choices that we all make about ourselves and others. We will examine this key moment in U.S. history and learn new ways to engage students in the issues raised by the American civil rights movement and their implications today.
Schools participating in the project will receive:
- Two days of professional development to prepare educators to implement the units
- Substitute coverage during workshop days
- Classroom resources for each participant, including a resource book, 5-week unit plan with C3-aligned summative assessment and informed action task
- Student guides and journals for each student (available in Spanish)
- Access to Facing History’s lending library including writing strategies and related streaming video and multimedia.
Email [email protected] to receive your school’s registration link.