Selecting Primary Sources to Examine the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Starts: 3:00 pm
Ends: April 16, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Location: online webinar
Description: A co-presentation of Teaching Tolerance and the Library of Congress. Primary sources engage students in developing a deeper understanding of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Selecting primary sources to use in the classroom requires careful consideration including examining audience, context, point of view and logistics. Education experts will lead participants in selecting primary sources while discussing the goals of teaching about the Civil Rights Movement to include events, leaders, groups, history, obstacles, tactics and connections to other movements, current events and civic participation.
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.