3 Thoughtful Ways to Celebrate Constitution Day, September 17, 2015

Posted by Mary Hendra on September 16, 2015

On this Constitution Day, how will your students find meaning in the Constitution as it relates to their own lives, protections and responsibilities? Here are three ways to recognize Constitution Day on the official day, September 17, 2015.

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Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Reconstruction, Choosing to Participate, Critical Thinking

One Of Us? Or One Of Them?

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 13, 2015

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Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Choosing to Participate, Bullying, Critical Thinking, Facing History PSA, Upstander, A View from the Classroom

Selma

Posted by Mary Hendra on January 7, 2015

The film Selma opens across the nation this week. It is a powerful story of the Civil Rights Movement through a critical moment and place.

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Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Film, Choosing to Participate, In the news

A Local Civil Rights Leader: Mayor Tom Bradley

Posted by Mary Hendra on August 26, 2014

Mayor Tom Bradley. His name is given to a number of buildings around the city – the international terminal at LAX being perhaps the most prominent. But, did you know…

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Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Los Angeles, Upstander

"Remember the Ladies"

Posted by Stephanie Carrillo on July 18, 2014

When I taught U.S. history, early in the semester my students were required to read and discuss Abigail Adams' letter dated March 31, 1776 to her husband John. In it, Adams asks that her husband not forget about women's rights while fighting for America's independence from Great Britain. She wrote,

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Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Choosing to Participate, Teaching, Critical Thinking, Upstander

What Happens When Young People Take Action? A Webinar on Freedom Riders

Posted by Mary Hendra on April 10, 2014

The young people who took part in Freedom Summer and the Freedom Rides took brave and decided actions to dismantle the structures of discrimination through nonviolence.

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Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Teaching Strategy

8 People who Perplex Me

Posted by Mary Hendra on March 26, 2014

What is "perplexity"? and what is its role in education?

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Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Armenian Genocide, Holocaust and Human Behavior, Critical Thinking, Race and Membership in American History: Eugenics, Religion

Remember Franklin McCain: a Story of Courage and Kindness

Posted by Stephanie Carrillo on February 6, 2014

Last month we lost the civil rights legend Franklin McCain. His passing makes me wonder, "How can we honor the memory of someone who took such a courageous stand? What is a fitting tribute to someone who impacted the lives of so many?" More than 50 years ago, McCain and three others who became known as the "Greensboro Four" initiated the sit-in movement that led to the desegregation of lunch counters across the South.

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Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Choosing to Participate, Judgement and Legacy

You have the Right to be You

Posted by Rebecca Berger on January 19, 2014


People make choices. Choices make history. --Facing History and Ourselves

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Topics: Civil Rights Movement, Choosing to Participate, A View from the Classroom

5 ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

Posted by Mary Hendra on August 24, 2013

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, at which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. Here are a few resources and teaching strategies to help you or your students critically examine this history using multimedia, text, and primary source documents.

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Topics: Civil Rights Movement, A View from the Classroom

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