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Teacher Webinar with Teaching Tolerance, Thursday February 19: Building Literacy Skills and Teaching about the Civil Rights Movement

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the conditions that led to it and its legacy are the subjects of a four-part webinar series. 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 second hour-long webinar on February 19 at 4 p.m. ET. We will engage in a model primary source analysis, 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.

Background Map: 1961 Freedom Rides.

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

  • What do you notice first?
  • Why do you think this map was made?
  • Who do you think the audience was for this map?
  • What questions do you have about this map?

You’ll learn more about this map and the context in which it was created during the February 19 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 the recording of the first webinar and 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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