Educational Resources on social justice, racism, inclusion, and diverse history.
From their website: "In order to better understand this history and the positions of black activists and social movements today, it is useful to examine significant recent events leading up to the present. The timeline in this lesson provides an overview of many leading people and social movements that steered towards racial equality in the United States beginning in the 1950s and continues to the present.
"While this timeline covers many influential moments related to the history of black activism in the United States, it is by no means exhaustive. As you review the timeline, it is important to note that many people and movements, in addition to those highlighted here, played vital roles in activist efforts throughout history."
Choices also has a unit on the Civil Rights Movement available for purchase.
From their website: "The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in classrooms across the country. For more than ten years, the Zinn Education Project has introduced students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula. With more than 90,000 people registered, and nearly 10,000 new registrants every year, the Zinn Education Project has become a leading resource for teachers and teacher educators."
From their website: "The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features a set of primary documents designed for groups of students with a range of reading skills.
"This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues and learn to make historical claims backed by documentary evidence. To learn more about how to use Reading Like a Historian lessons, watch this series of videos about how teachers use these materials in their classrooms."
Podcasts, Film, and Reading Materials
From her podcast: "As a black woman, historian, and Christian with a passion for truth, authenticity, faith, and just being real, Lettie discusses history, social justice, self-care, race, and whatever else stirs her mind. Her engaging discussions about history provide a fact-based, unique, and simply connected view of complex issues in a time when historical background needs to meet current controversies. In addition, her conversations about self-care and life give a boost of encouragement while showing the importance of holding truths."
At Facing History and Ourselves, we use lessons of history to help teachers and their students make sense of the world unfolding around them. Today, we’d like to share that with you. Did you know that you can stream Eyes on the Prize, the landmark documentary series about the American civil rights movement, for free on our website?
From their podcast: "Celebrating the women who made history, only to be forgotten by it, best friends Max and Allison discuss badass heroines and villains like two kids at the back of the bus."
Resources from New Hampshire Teachers
NHCSS Board Member, Kelsie Eckert created an interactive lesson using an online timeline of the 1950s and 1960s and primary documents. All student materials are integrated into the website.