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MLK Jr. Day/Black History Month

A collection of lesson plans and useful links are here. A photo shows Taylor Branch, Andrew Aydin, and U.S. Representative John Lewis at the NCSS Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, November 2013. Branch is author of "The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement." Aydin is the co-author of Lewis's illustrated autobiography, "March (Books I-III)." High school lessons include

Expanding Citizenship: From the Civil War to Civil Rights

From the Civil War to the civil rights movement, the concept of citizenship greatly expanded in our nation. This poster session features primary source-based educator resources to teach about this dynamic century in U.S. history.

Oh, the Places We'll Read

View children's literature through a lens of place-based pedagogy. Preservice teachers travel to sites historically significant for civil rights to read chosen books.

Bringing the Civil Rights Movement Home

See how you can make the civil rights movement real for your students by connecting it to local history through the use of primary documents and historical detection.
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