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

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 following Brown v. Board of Education ignited a crisis that historian Taylor Branch has described as “the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War.”

This self-paced online workshop will introduce you to the Choices in Little Rock unit and help prepare you to teach this unit in your classroom. You will engage directly with unit materials, explore teaching strategies appropriate for this content, and reflect on ways to adapt and expand on this content with your students.

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Type

Self-Paced Workshop

Topic

Civil Rights Movement
Democracy & Civic Engagement
Race in US History

Approach / Teaching Strategy

Civic Engagement
Classroom Discussion
Scope and Sequence

Subject

Civics/Citizenship
US History
History
Social Studies

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