Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

Choices in Little Rock

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Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

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In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs when they attempted to enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The desegregation of Central High School ignited a crisis historian Taylor Branch describes as “the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War.” 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.

In this workshop you will:

  • discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical and literacy skills;
  • and receive a free copy of our Choices in Little Rock guide. 

After this workshop 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.

Illinois Educators can earn 14 Clock Hours for full participation in this course. 

Scholarships are available for CPS educators to cover all costs except a $20 registration fee payable upon acceptance.

For questions regarding this professional development opportunity, please email [email protected].

Wells Community Academy High School
936 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
10.11.17 - 10.12.17
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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