The 52nd annual California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS) conference begins today. According to the website this non profit organization promotes and supports social studies education through service, advocacy and leadership development. The conference theme this year “Social Studies on the March” focuses on civil rights education. See a list of great resources below that can be found in PBS LearningMedia to support your civil rights education curriculum, visit KQED at the exhibit hall and check out our session.
News Education: Integrating Current Events into your Curriculum
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Freedom Riders These video segments document the events and accomplishments of the Freedom Rides, and introduce you to the real human stories of those who helped change our history.
National Archives Allows students to explore our nation’s history through documents, photos and records.
News Hour Video clips from this PBS show provide teachers with unique current events resources.
Eyes on the Prize Access multi-media from this ground breaking series. Through contemporary interviews and historical footage, the series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985.
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow This series explores segregation from the end of the civil war to the dawn of the modern civil rights movement.
American Experience Multi-media from this acclaimed series brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present.
Looking For Lincoln Engage students with multi-media from this unprecedented project that explores the life and legacy of the man widely considered one of our best and most enigmatic presidents.