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Choices in Little Rock Unit Outline for Teachers

This unit outline includes an instructional pathway for teaching the original Choices in Little Rock unit.
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Guide

Language

English — US

Subject

  • Social Studies
  • Human & Civil Rights
  • Racism

This five-week unit outline, specifically designed for Chicago Public Schools teachers, provides an instructional pathway for teaching our original unit Choices in Little Rock. The unit focuses on efforts to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. As students examine this history, they will explore the idea of civic choices—the decisions people, including young people, make as citizens in a democracy.

This unit outline also includes includes C3-aligned performance tasks, in which students investigate and analyze evidence from rich primary sources and apply what they have learned to take informed action.

Find all the print materials referenced in this unit outline in the Choices in Little Rock Student Guide.

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Choices in Little Rock Unit Outline for Teachers

ISBN: 9781940457376
Date of Publication: September 2018

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