Teaching African American History: The Long Road to Civil Rights

There is a wealth of materials available through the Library of Congress about the historical contributions of African Americans. Thoughtful and substantive use of Library of Congress materials may combat racism and bigotry. Dr. Daniella Ann Cook, University of South Carolina, will share resources and insights from her work with the UofSC TPS Project, which is part of an effort to eliminate bigotry by helping K-12 students learn about the contributions of African Americans throughout history. During this session, Dr. Cook will:

  • present a framework for understanding the African American struggle for civil rights in the United States
  • describe examples of how Library of Congress collections can be used to better understand the ongoing African American struggle for civil rights 
  • share exemplar primary source-based activities created by interdisciplinary teams of school librarians and social studies teachers in South Carolina as part of the UofSC TPS Project

Participants will be able to engage students in African American history in ways that support culturally relevant pedagogical practice.

Zoom video conferencing will be used to conduct this webinar. Participants will need an internet-able device to connect.

Please contact Kara Knight with questions. 

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Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Zoom Video Conferencing MN