Grades 7 & 8 - In the Footsteps of History: American Civil Rights
Why did people risk their lives to stand up for civil rights? How did they do it?
The American Civil Rights ESW draws on the grade 7 theme of “Respect for Self” and the grade 8 theme of “Respect for Others”. Students visited the memorials, museums, battlegrounds, and historical places that tell key parts of the story of America’s continuing struggle for freedom and justice for all of its citizens.
During travel to the Deep South, students had an opportunity to interact with people who took part in some of the historical events that we study. Students began in Washington, DC for the first three days, then flew to Atlanta, GA. The group traveled through the Alabama towns of Montgomery and Selma by bus before returning home.
We worked with the award-winning Sojourn Project, and were fortunate to have Minnijean Brown Trickey, one of the Little Rock Nine, join us for the program.