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Choices in Little Rock: An Approach to Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

January 19, 2017 @ 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM

In 1957, nine black teenagers faced the threats of angry mobs when they attempted to enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The desegregation of Central High School ignited a crisis historian Taylor Branch describes as “the most severe test of the Constitution since the Civil War.” We will examine this key moment in U.S. history and learn new ways to engage students in the issues raised by the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and their implications today. effective civic participants in today’s complex information landscape. Scholarships are available for CPS educators to cover all but the $20 registration fee payable upon acceptance.


National Teachers Academy
Chicago, IL 60616


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