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Teacher Webinar with Teaching Tolerance, Thursday April 16: Selecting Primary Sources to Examine the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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This post was written by Educational Resource Specialists Kathy McGuigan and Anne Savage.

Primary sources can engage students in developing a deeper understanding of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the events that preceded it. Join staff from the Library of Congress and Teaching Tolerance for the final webinar in a series on Thursday April 16th at 4 ET: Selecting Primary Sources to Examine the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Selecting primary sources to use in the classroom requires careful consideration including examining audience, context, point of view and logistics. Education experts will lead participants in selecting primary sources while discussing the goals of teaching about the Civil Rights Movement to include events, leaders, groups, history, obstacles, tactics and connections to other movements, current events and civic participation.

One of the questions we will explore in-depth is “what considerations do you use when selecting primary sources in your instruction?”  Start the conversation below by telling us about your process for selecting sources and join us on the 16th! For those of you who can’t participate in the live event, the recording will be posted here.

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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