Virtual Event on the Struggle for Racial Justice and Voting
Facing History and Ourselves invites educators to join a dialogue with Dr. Carol Anderson, professor, historian, and National Book Critics Circle Award winner, exploring the history of the fight for African Americans’ voting rights as part of the struggle for racial justice in the United States. Conversations on Equity and Justice: “The Struggle for Racial Justice and Voting” will take place on October 7, 2020, at 7 p.m. (ET)/4 p.m. (PT). This is the second installment in the yearlong Facing History Now: Conversations on Equity and Justicevirtual event series. Live captioning will be available during this event, which will be hosted on the ON24 webinar platform. Instructions on how to join the event will be provided upon registration.
TheWhite House Historical Association is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a student art competition on the theme The White House: An American Story. The association is seeking submissions from students across the nation that depict and reflect the White House, its collection, and its diverse history.
KidCitizen introduces a new way for K–5 students to engage with US history. In KidCitizen’s interactive episodes, children explore civics and government concepts by investigating primary source photographs from the Library of Congress and connect what they find with their daily lives.
Teachers nationwide are considering how to support students who may be traumatized by images of violence at the United States Capitol on January 6. Some school districts are offering counseling services for students, giving them opportunities to share.