Learn how to engage students visiting exhibitions using close looking and reading items from the collections.
Use your students prior experiences with exhibits to help them effectively engage with Rosa Parks online exhibition.
Use the big idea or theme of an exhibition to help students understand and connect personally with the primary sources used.
As we begin African American History month Jason Reynolds explores the meaning of history and the importance of asking the right questions.
Explore our research guide on African American studies and find materials you might use in the classroom.
Explore the charts W.E.B. DuBois created for the Paris Exposition and compare them to those created from 1870’s census information. What do they tell us about the African American community during this time?
Rebecca Newland, a former Teacher in Residence and contributor to the Teachers Page blog and the Poetry and Literature Center blog reflects on her interactions with the late congressman John Lewis. She notes that by talking about Lewis and his work with young people, we can keep alive the spirit of compassion and non-violence he espoused.
Learn more about the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a strategy through which individuals develop their ability to ask, work with, and use their own questions and consider how to employ it in a classroom situation.
Learn more about the history of Juneteenth and the resources of the Library of Congress that document the history of this event.
Use resources from the Rosa Parks papers to gain personal insights into the lives of this ordinary individual who took extraordinary action and find connections between students’ contemporary experiences and this historic individual.