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Teacher Workshop in Washington, D.C.: The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom

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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


K-12 educators


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.

Update: both sessions are full and registration is now closed. However, space is still available in upcoming webinars about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Details here.

Submit questions here.

Comments (6)

  1. Any chance a workshop like this would be offered elsewhere? It would be great to have one in Seattle.

    • Not sure this particular workshop would be offered but you might talk to our Teaching With Primary Sources partner the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) They do workshops in Washington State and might be able to bring something to your area.

  2. The form doesn’t work. Does this mean the workshop is full? If not I would like to sign up . Please email me if there is still space in the Saturday workshop.

    • Unfortunately both sections are full. Information about our webinars in conjunction with Teaching Tolerence can be found here.

  3. I am trying to register for the workshop on 2/28 but download the form can the form be sent to my email and i forward it back

    • Hi,

      Unfortunately both sessions are completely full. If there is enough interest we may be able to offer additional sessions. You may want to connect to the webinars we are doing in collaboration with Teaching Tolerence. Information on the webinars can be found here.

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