Description: 7 pm Central time, access granted at 6:50 pm | limited to first 99 people
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the conditions that led to it and its decades-long legacy are the subjects of a powerful new teaching resource from the Library of Congress and HISTORY®, part of the Idea Book for Educators series titled “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom.”
Inspired by the Library of Congress exhibition of the same name, the Idea Book presents dozens of unique primary sources from the Library’s collections that illuminate the unjust laws and practices that preceded the act. This webinar will discuss teaching ideas that allow educators to prompt critical analysis and informed debate by their students around the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Description: 3 pm Central time
Hangout with educators and the staff from the Veterans History Project (VHP) from the Library of Congress. Hear firsthand how this resource, with more than 65,000 resources, can be incorporated into the K-12 curriculum. VHP collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress TPS-Barat provides no-cost teacher professional development to help K-12 educators provide high-quality classroom instruction using the millions of digitized primary sources available from www.loc.gov.
The mission of the national Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is to: build of the Library’s educational initiatives; provide content that promotes the effective educational of the Library’s resources; and offer access to and promote sustained use of the Library’s educational
Learn more about Teaching with Primary Sources by visiting www.loc.gov/teachers.