Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

Choices in Little Rock
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Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs when they attempted to enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The desegregation of Central High following Brown v. Board of Education ignited a crisis that historian Taylor Branch has described as “the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War.”

This self-paced online workshop will introduce you to the Choices in Little Rock unit and help prepare you to teach this unit in your classroom. You will engage directly with unit materials, explore teaching strategies appropriate for this content, and reflect on ways to adapt and expand on this content with your students.

If you are an educator with Chicago Public Schools, there is a separate online Choices in Little Rock course that is part of the Curriculum Project for CPS Educators. Please email mara_moore@facinghistory.org to be enrolled in this course. 

Workshop Access: After enrolling in this workshop, you will have access to the workshop for 3 months.

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