Civil Rights Resources For Educators

Teachers! Want to continue the lessons for your students after a tour? Check out these resources:

The Education for Liberation Network features an extensive database of curricula and materials for teachers with a social justice framework.  The network also annually publishes an informative and useful lesson plan book for social justice teachers.

Putting the Movement Back into the Civil Rights Teaching is a fantastic curriculum published by Teaching for Change and Poverty and Race Research Action Council.  This comprehensive resource bases lessons on the powerful stories of everyday people organizing and working together for social change.

Teaching for Change also coordinates, along with Rethinking Schools, the Zinn Education Project.  This project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country.  The website offers more than 100 free, downloadable lessons and articles.

Ashay by the Bay Books has a large, impressive, independent selection of African American and multicultural children’s books, including many that connect to the Civil Rights era.

Teaching Tolerance is place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.  They offer several free teaching kits that explore civil rights history.

Facing History and Ourselves links moral lessons to history and publishes an impressive curriculum about the Little Rock Nine called “Choices in Little Rock”.

For in-depth history, profiles, stories, digital resources, and secondary resources about the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), check out One Person, One Vote:  The Legacy of SNCC and the Fight for Voting Rights.

Want to take high school students on a tour?  Check out Sojourn to the Past.

(Note:  Freedom Lifted, LLC, specializes in tours for educators, families and inter-generational groups.)

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