Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching

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A Resource Guide for Classrooms and Communities

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 into Civil Rights Teaching, published by Teaching for Change and PRRAC, provides lessons and articles for K-12 educators on how to go beyond a heroes approach to the Civil Rights Movement.

“This strong and moving book helps introduce, inform, and illuminate for a new generation the powerful lessons of the civil rights movement for our work today. It will help teachers ‘serve as midwives’ for a more just and caring society.” —Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University (More endorsements.)

Our companion website, Civil Rights Teaching, provides information about “Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching” and many more resources for teaching about the Civil Rights Movement.

The book includes interactive and interdisciplinary lessons, readings, writings, photographs, graphics, and interviews, with sections on education, labor, citizenship, culture, and reflections on teaching about the Civil Rights Movement.

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Learn more about Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching and find related resources at www.civilrightsteaching.org.





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