Civil Rights

Library of Congress offers summer institutes

Teachers are invited to apply for the Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes, a series of week-long professional development opportunities this summer in Washington, D.C. During the week, participants will draw from sources in the library’s collections to design and refine a primary source activity to use with their students. In the following school year, they are expected to implement [...]

By |2015-02-04T13:53:37-05:00February 5, 2015|

Public school civil rights data available

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently released the first comprehensive look at civil rights data from every public school in the country in nearly 15 years. The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) from the 2011-12 school year was announced by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at J.O. [...]

By |2014-03-25T14:17:02-04:00March 27, 2014|

New KY MEdia Bank

The “Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky” is the first in a series of intriguing topics that teachers can address in their classrooms through KY MEdia Bank, a new online “public scrapbook.” The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) created the website as both an innovative teaching tool for K-12 students and as a place where the public can capture, share and archive [...]

By |2014-02-27T08:59:41-05:00February 27, 2014|

“The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky” resources available online and on DVD

Initiated in 1998 by the Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC), the Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky Oral History Project continues to provide resources to Kentuckians and teachers in the form of an online database and the documentary Living the Story: The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky. The original oral history project documented the civil rights movement in Kentucky through interviews [...]

By |2012-02-14T09:54:06-05:00February 16, 2012|
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