Apply to attend this one-day in-person workshop for K-12 educators. Library of Congress education specialists will model strategies for using primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge. Participants will consider and discuss ways to apply the items and strategies with their students, in their classrooms and school libraries. Activities and primary sources will relate to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, events and conditions leading up to it, and the Library’s exhibition: “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom.” While the emphasis is on classroom teaching strategies, participants will have the opportunity for a docent-led tour of the exhibition.
(Select one session)
- Friday, February 27, 2015; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or
- Saturday, February 28, 2015; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC
To provide educators with an opportunity to engage in discovery learning to develop strategies for teaching about the events that shaped the civil rights movement, as well as the far-reaching impact the act had on a changing society.
Participants will learn strategies using images, manuscripts, maps, and oral histories and will engage in activities that will help make this era in history “come alive” for students through hands-on activities.
Space is limited. Apply using this form.
Submit questions here.
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