Weekly Warm-Up: Five Ways to Teach Black History Month

February is the month when we celebrate the rich history of the African diaspora and honor the brave men and women who fought for the civil rights of African Americans. National Geographic Education has a great collection of resources to help educators teach this important topic to students of all backgrounds. Here are five highlights from the growing collection. 1. PROFILES IN BLACK HISTORY Read … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Five Ways to Teach Black History Month

Pilgrimage: March on Washington

UNITED STATES The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, celebrated 50 years ago today, is the top “Historic Pilgrimage,” according to National Geographic’s Places of a Lifetime book series. (National Geographic Books) Use our resources to better understand the march and its appeal as a pilgrimage for thousands of Americans supporting civil and economic rights for all citizens. Discussion Ideas The National Geographic article identifies … Continue reading Pilgrimage: March on Washington

March on Washington

UNITED STATES 50 years ago this week, civil rights leaders engaged in what Martin Luther King, Jr., called “the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of our nation.” (Washington Post) You’ve certainly heard the speech King delivered that day—”I Have a Dream.” But did you know that King was not the march’s organizer? That no one did a lot of marching? That not all … Continue reading March on Washington