Civil Rights 34: The Legacy of the Little Rock Nine

Learn the story of the first 9 African American students to attend the all white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Learn how powers of local and national government battled integration three years after the landmark, Brown v the Board of Education of Topeka ruled segregation unconstitutional. Hear from students, Ernest Green, the first African American to graduate from Central High School, and Melba Pattillo Beals, PhD, who penned her inspirational memoirs in her best selling books Warriors Don’t Cry, March Forward Girl, and I Will Not Fear. Learn about their trials and triumphs while fighting for a quality education with equal opportunities.

Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 329: Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources

Educate.Today is full of primary sources to use with your students. This teacher tool focuses on understanding the difference between primary sources and secondary sources and provides an example of an activity to do with students to build their effective use of primary sources in a research project.

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Teacher Tool 566: Cross-Curricular Activity--Understanding History Through Images

Download this teacher tool for an activity that gives students the opportunity to present their understanding of, and perspective on, history through images chosen or created.

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