Watch third grade teacher Kellie Friend lead her students through a primary source-based activity addressing tenet three of culturally relevant pedagogy (students examine and critique the status quo). See students analyze historic photographs showing the history of school integration in the United States and explore the question, “How do we know when something needs to be changed?”
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Take a look at Kellie’s lesson plan in context.
Find Kellie’s primary source set for the timeline activity.
Find Kellie’s timeline with student friendly descriptions of each primary source photo.
Print Kellie’s student response booklet to structure students’ analysis of the photos from start to finish.
Tool for Analyzing Historic Photos
- Library of Congress Photograph Primary Source Analysis Tool (PDF)
- IUM Image Analysis Tool
- Webinar on Image Analysis
Segregation Then & Now
How segregated are we today? Use these resources to investigate with students:
- Rewired: Segregation in Schools Today
- PBS: Civil Rights Then & Now
- Teaching Tolerance: Segregation Forever?
Check out books and lesson ideas from NCSS’ Young Learner.
Read Diana Hess’ book full of ideas and strategies on teaching controversy in the classroom.