Teacher Webinar with Teaching Tolerance, Thursday January 22: Civil Rights and Analyzing Images

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the conditions that led to it and its legacy are the subjects of a four-part webinar series starting this month. Co-facilitated by education experts from Teaching Tolerance and the Library of Congress, the series will invite participants to examine unique primary sources from the Library’s collections that illuminate the laws and practices that preceded the act as well as discuss teaching strategies to use in the classroom.

Join us for the first hour-long webinar on January 22 at 4 p.m. EST. We will engage in a model primary source analysis; learn from Teaching Tolerance about nine areas essential to civil rights education; reflect on strategies that help students build understanding about the complexity of the civil rights era; and find out how to access Library of Congress resources for teachers.

In the meantime, take a close look at the primary source below and reflect on the following questions:

  • What’s happening in the image?
  • When do you think it was made?
  • If someone took this photo today, what would be different?

You’ll learn more about this photograph at the January 22 webinar. Hope you can join us then! For those of you who can’t participate in the live event, the recording will be posted here, along with a schedule of upcoming webinars.

For more information and more primary sources, check out our series of blog posts related to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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