As we head into February, which doubles as Black History Month, the Missouri Geographic Alliance would like to share some resources created by the Choices Program, that can be used in the classroom. We hope that you will find the following resources beneficial.
“Today, we think of the key leaders, mass demonstrations, and watershed legislation that have become synonymous with the civil rights movement. Often forgotten are the everyday people who were on the frontlines of the fight for justice and equality, working for change in their home communities. Students read about the movement that developed in Mississippi, and the ways in which national and local forces interacted at the grass-roots level.”
“Students hear stories from former civil rights activists and analyze what motivated students to join the movement and what their experiences were like.”
“Students explore the nature of the triangular trade and the extent of slavery in New England. Using readings, primary sources, and simulations, students uncover the effects of the slave trade and slavery for all Americans and explore how history, and the telling of history, affects us today.”
“Students utilize primary source documents to reconstruct the route of an actual slave ship and explore different facets of the slave trade, such as social attitudes and financial dimensions.”
“Through readings, maps, digital activities, and simulations, students consider the development of the American colonial world and the legacies of the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world.”
“Students use art, music, and literature to consider how Haitians today think about the Revolution.”
“Many U.S. civil rights advocates saw a connection between the struggle for equal opportunity for people of color in the United States and the struggle for the liberation of African (and other) nations still colonized at the time. Colonization and Independence in Africa explores the changes colonialism imposed on African governments, economies, and societies. Students consider the perspectives of Africans under colonialism and in the fight for independence.”