September 20, 2018

Citizen U Webinar: Teaching About Dolores Huerta & the United Farm Workers

Citizen U lessons infuse civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions across the core subjects in elementary, middle, and high school grades. Please join the Barat Education Foundation and the Constitutional Rights Foundation for a webinar on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 4 pm PST, 5 pm MST, 6 pm CST, 7 pm EST.This interactive webinar will feature information and practice with interdisciplinary civics, inquiry-based learning, and teaching with primary sources, and three ELA-Civics lessons … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Dorothea Dix

Dorothea L. Dix (1802-1887) was an actively engaged citizen who tirelessly advocated for help for the less fortunate, particularly the mentally ill. Use the resources below to learn more.Dorothea Lynde Dix portraitDorothea Lynde Dix to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, June 17, 1861 (transcription)To the Legislature of Massachusetts [protesting against the confinement of insane persons and idiots in almshouses and prisons] Dorothea Dix 1843Memorial soliciting a state hospital for the … [Read more...]