Learn interdisciplinary teaching strategies to examine the events that brought Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Memphis in 1968 through a critical lens.
Watch this webinar to explore teaching Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston’s powerful memoir of her family’s internment at Manzanar Internment Camp in California.
Explore lessons that consider the role antisemitism played at the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as a case study in contemporary antisemitism.
On Friday, September 10th, U.S. District Judge Ronald N. Davies ruled that the state could not continue to block integration. Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus responded to the court order by withdrawing the Arkansas National Guard.
The following Monday, about 100 Little Rock police officers placed wooden barricades around Central High as over a thousand angry white men and women from Arkansas and surrounding states gathered in front of the building. To avoid the mob, the African American students entered the school through a side door. After learning the students were in the building, the crowd went on a rampage.
The next day, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, outraged by the violence, ordered the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock. On September 25th, American soldiers not only dispersed the mob but also escorted the "Little Rock Nine" to school.
In the weeks that followed, the 101st Airborne restored order in the streets. But neither the soldiers nor school officials had much effect on the small but determined group of white students who insulted, humiliated, and physically threatened the “Little Rock Nine” day after day.
Explore ways to bring World Refugee Day, observed each year on June 20, to the classroom, including new multimedia resources, strategies for understanding key terms and laws, and approaches to sparking reflection and discussion.