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.
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.
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…
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,
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.
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.
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.