Join us for a very special webinar with Teaching Tolerance on Thursday April 16th at 4 ET: Selecting Primary Sources to Examine the Civil Rights Act of 1964
In this one day workshop for K-12 educators, Library of Congress education specialists will model strategies for using primary sources relating to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to engage students, build critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge.
On Tuesday, October 7, at 7 PM ET, staff from the Library will host a webinar that will engage participants in a model primary source analysis, facilitate a discussion about the power of primary sources for teaching about civil rights issues, and demonstrate how to find resources from Library of Congress.
Exploring employment-related primary sources from the decades leading up to 1964 can help students understand the significance of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Unlike some of the other areas addressed in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, schools are something familiar to all students, so even the very young can deepen their understanding of the conditions that led to the legislation.
We’re publishing a series of blog posts that look at different facets of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and bring forward primary source items that help students engage with different issues addressed by the Act. Today we focus on Titles II – Injunctive Relief Against Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation and III – Desegregation of Public Facilities.
Primary sources can help students explore just how controversial voting rights were in the century preceding the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
When President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law on July 2, 1964, he said that “the purpose of the law is simple. It does not restrict the freedom of any American, so long as he respects the rights of others.”
Teaching difficult topics using carefully selected primary sources can help students connect the past to the present. Looking at events through the lens of history can often make approaching a difficult topic easier.
We’ve already announced the Library’s first online conference for teachers, “The Library of Congress and Teachers: Unlocking the Power of Primary Sources,” and here’s what we’re looking forward to!