Civil Rights Teaching Book Donors

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the new edition of Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching. Advocates Carmen Wolf and Mike Bauman Supporters Saladin Aljurf Backers Matthew Holden Jr. Gail LaGrander Ellen Olmstead Gita Rao Friends Loraine Binion-Hardy Carol & Simeon Booker Kathleen Bougher James K. Cameron Madeline Carlock Bernard Demczuk Norm Diamond Danielle […]

Why I Volunteered at Teaching for Change

By Andy Grayson My name is Andy Grayson and I am a third grade classroom teacher in Alexandria, Virginia. This summer I began volunteering with Teaching for Change, an organization that I became familiar with after attending a district workshop focused on incorporating accurate Central American history into classroom curricula. I attended the workshop in […]

We Want to Hear from YOU: Survey on Civil Rights Teaching

Teaching for Change is working with partner organizations to develop and share more resources for teaching about the Civil Rights Movement. These lessons and primary documents will be made available online for free for classroom teachers and students. To inform this effort, Teaching for Change is conducting a survey on teaching about the Civil Rights […]

New Edition of Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching

As one of the most commonly taught stories of people’s struggles for social justice, the Civil Rights Movement has the capacity to help students develop a critical analysis of United States history and strategies for change. However, the empowering potential is often lost in a trivial pursuit of names and dates. Putting the Movement Back […]

Essential Resource for Children on the Complexity of the Movement

     Why and how educators and parents are using Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching. Kelly Starling Lyons, Children’s book author When my daughter started writing a historical fiction short story about friendship and school integration, she didn’t have the background to get inside her characters’ heads. I started pulling books for her to explore. […]

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