Choices in Little Rock Unit Outline for Teachers

Choices in Little Rock Unit Outline for Teachers

This five-week unit outline provides an instructional pathway for teaching our original resource Choices in Little Rock, which focuses on efforts to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. As students examine this history, they will explore the idea of civic choices—the decisions people, including young people, make as citizens in a democracy.

This unit outline also includes includes C3-aligned performance tasks, in which students investigate and analyze evidence from rich primary sources and apply what they have learned to take informed action.

Find all the student-facing materials referenced in this unit outline in the Choices in Little Rock Student Guide.


Chicago Public School teachers can find the CPS-specfic Choices Unit Outline here

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