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.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


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.


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. This activity is designed to be used with any Educate.Today history video(s) that you or your students choose.


Teacher Tool 724: Creation Station Activity--Civil Rights Timeline

This teacher tool provides a hands-on Creation Station timeline activity focused on your students' study of the America's Civil Rights Movement. This activity can accompany the Educate.Today video where you found it as well as any other "Civil Rights" videos on the Educate.Today website. Just type "Civil Rights" as your keyword search to see videos students could use in their research to create their timeline.