Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching

By Deborah Menkart (Editor), Alana D. Murray (Editor), Jenice L. View (Editor)


As one of the most commonly taught stories of people’s struggles for social justice, the Civil Rights Movement has the capacity to help students develop a critical analysis of United States history and strategies for change. However, the empowering potential is often lost in a trivial pursuit of names and dates.

Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching, published by Teaching for Change and PRRAC, provides lessons and articles for K-12 educators on how to go beyond a heroes approach to the Civil Rights Movement.

Winner of the 2004 Philip C. Chinn Multicultural Book Award, the book includes interactive and interdisciplinary lessons, readings, writings, photographs, graphics, and interviews, with sections on education, labor, citizenship, culture, and reflections on teaching about the Civil Rights Movement.

Product Details:

ISBN: 9781878554185
ISBN-10: 1878554182
Publisher: Teaching for Change
Publication Date: December 2004
Pages: 562
Language: English
Paperback Edition