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Civic Literacy

Participating effectively in civic life, staying informed and understanding government processes, and exercising the rights and obligations of citizenship.

Evaluate Photographs for Historic Understanding

May 15, 2019

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Assessments for Evaluating Historical Thinking

The Olympics Protest is a new assessment from the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) that gauges whether students can identify the historical event depicted in an iconic photograph and evaluate its historical significance. Successful students will draw on their knowledge of the past to identify American track athletes John Carlos and Tommie Smith raising their fists to protest racial injustice while on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics and then explain how the event was historically significant.

Civil rights resource

Apr 15, 2019

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Digital Exhibit of a Historic Moment in the Civil Rights Movement

On September 25, 1954, nine black students made history by enrolling at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The struggles of those black students, who faced harassment, fear, and hatred during desegregation, are chronicled in a digital exhibit curated by the Center for Arkansas History and Culture.

Stories from Immigrants

Apr 15, 2019

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Library Inspired by Ongoing Debates About Immigration

The American Library is a celebration of the diversity of the American population. Printed in gold on the spines of many of the books in the installation are the names of people who immigrated, or whose antecedents immigrated to the United States. On other books are the names of African Americans who relocated or whose parents relocated out of the American South during The Great Migration.

important women history

Mar 15, 2019

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Teaching Tools for Celebrating Women’s History

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Congress’s passing a constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote. NewseumED offers free online resources to explore the history and struggles of the suffrage movement—from artifacts on the Seneca Falls Convention to a video recounting Susan B. Anthony’s arrest for voting to a timeline on major events in the fight for gender equality.

PBS Presidents Series Video

Feb 15, 2019

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Teaching Tools for Presidents Day

Presidents Day in 2019 is February 18. On this day, students celebrate the lives of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, their contributions to the United States, and the lives and contributions of all 45 US Presidents. The National Education Association provides resources (lessons, games, videos, and more), organized by grade range (K–5, 6–8, 9–12), which teachers can use in the classroom.

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