6 p.m. EDUC, room 109. This presentation will provide inspiration and lesson plans for teaching the Civil Rights Movement as offered by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge teacher seminar. Attendees will also access the Medal of Honor Legacy curriculum which focuses on teaching students about citizenship by those who have received our nation’s highest military honor. Included will be opportunities and ideas for finding your own professional development and funding those opportunities. Limited quantities of free classroom materials will be available.
At the end of World War II, the United States was determined to portray itself as a model of democratic freedom on the global stage. The South came under new pressure to reform its Jim Crow segregation laws. In 1954, the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision striking down segregated public schools foreshadowed the demise of legalized segregation. White political leaders and communities responded with “massive resistance” and violently defended racial inequality as their way of life. Through courageous activism and inspiring leadership, the Civil Rights Movement achieved the passage of federal laws and social shifts that inspired people throughout the world and fundamentally changed the lives of all Americans. -The Legacy Museum
For more information, please contact Kate Milburn (208) 421-9597.