Building Literacy Skills and Teaching about the Civil Rights Movement with Primary Sources
Starts: 3:00 pm
Ends: February 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Location: online webinar
Description: A co-presentation of Teaching Tolerance and the Library of Congress. Participants will analyze a map and explore the map’s context—the world in which it was created Justas well as the world that it shows. Education experts will discuss the significance of maps, model thinking routines, and highlight items from the exhibition, "The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom."
Description: Preparing young people around the world to be better global citizens is one goal of the World Digital Library (WDL) – a project led by the Library of Congress in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and other libraries, archives, and museums from around the world. The mission of the WDL is to provide free access to primary sources that document the histories and cultural achievements of all countries. Learn how WDL can assist educators in incorporating its multilingual primary sources into their teaching.