Civil rights education is often criticized for being limited to biographies of a few leaders and the “I Have a Dream” speech. In this session, you will learn how civil rights resources can transform your collection and the way you teach the civil rights movement. Primary sources from the Library of Congress will be paired with graphic novels to help middle and high school students learn about this decades-long movement. Lesson plans, web sites, and other resources will be shared. The session is appropriate for school and public librarians, and classroom teachers. Finally, participants will join in a discussion about how to make the era relevant to students, and how to connect the civil rights movement with current issues.
ALA Unit/Subunit: AASL
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.