Handouts & Sample Lessons

Below are handouts and sample lessons from the 2004 edition of
Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching.

 

Section 1: Reflections on Teaching about the Movement

Uncovering the Movement: A Staff Development Seminar
By Alana D. Murray
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Section 2: Citizenship and Self-Determination

Women’s Work: The Untold Story of the Civil Rights Movement
By Deborah Menkart, Jenice L. View and Alana D. Murray
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Montgomery Bus Boycott—Organizing Strategies and Challenges
By Alana D. Murray with elementary version by Maggie Nolan Donovan
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Voices of Black Liberation
By Larry Miller
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Freedom Song: Tactics for Transformation
By Alana D. Murray
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The Black Panther Party: Legacy and Lessons for the Future
By Debbie Wei
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What We Want, What We Believe
By Wayne Au
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The Massacre at Tlatelolco, Mexico
By Octavio Ruiz, et al.
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Vietnam: An Antiwar Comic Book
By Julian Bond and T. G. Lewis
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Movers and Movements: Fighting for Social Justice in South Africa
By Brenda Randolph
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The Bloody Wake of Alcatraz: Political Repression of the American Indian Movement During the 1970s
By Ward Churchill
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Bring It On!: Stories and Strategies for First Grade
By Maggie Nolan Donovan
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Section 3: Education

Each School Had a Graveyard: Native American Boarding Schools
By Deborah Menkart
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New Kent School and the George W. Watkins School: From Freedom of Choice to Integration
By Jody Allen, Brian Daugherity, and Sarah Trembanis
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Acting for Justice
By Linda Christensen
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A School Year Like No Other: Eyes on the Prize
By Bill Bigelow
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Section 4: Economic Justice

Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union: Black and White Unite?
By Bill Bigelow and Norman Diamond
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El Acto: Studying the Mexican-American Experience through Farmworkers’ Theatre
By George W. Chilcoat
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Painting a Picture of the Movement: From Aaron Douglas to the Memphis Sanitation Workers
By Patty Bode and Stephanie Schmidt
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South African Unions Struggle for Justice
By Bill Bigelow
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Section 5: Culture

Understanding Self-Defense in the Civil Rights Movement Through Visual Arts
By Sonia James-Wilson
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Black History Month Shall Set You Free
By Jimi Izrael
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Looking Forward

National Standards Met by This Publication