Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi traces the history of the black freedom struggle from Reconstruction through the 1960s. Readings and activities focus on the grass-roots movement to achieve civil rights for African Americans.
Implementing Choices Program Materials to Meet Curriculum Frameworks
Our workshops are completely interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!
Participants will be immersed in Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate. Both units are provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to fit the CA Frameworks for Grades 9, 10, and 11.
During the workshop, you will:
- Be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues;
- Examine and work with the Choices units Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate (provided);
- Learn about other Choices resources that appropriate for geography, history and current issues courses; and
- Network with exemplary colleagues in social studies education from across the area.
Workshop includes the two curriculum units, Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and Immigration and the U.S. Policy Debate, lunch, and a certificate of completion. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for pre-service teachers and multiple registrations from the same district. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.
History, geography, current issues, and other social studies educators are the main audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.