Step Five: Teaching the Movement

Civil Rights Done Right: A Tool for Teaching the Movement
Step Five: Teaching the Movement


Using your completed tool, continue to prepare new civil rights lessons and improve your existing ones.  

Get feedback

Once your lessons are written, share them with colleagues who can offer constructive feedback. Incorporate suggestions that align with the essential practices. 


Deliver your new lessons to students. If possible, use the lessons with more than one group of students. Consider having someone record your delivery of the lesson. Be sure to journal and take notes afterward.  


Assess your new lessons using the Post-Teaching Reflection worksheet from Step One. In what ways has your curriculum and instructional practice changed? Did you notice any changes in student engagement? In performance? 

Stay inspired

Remember, the march continues! Keep pushing yourself and your students to learn more about the civil rights movement and its impact. By helping young people to think critically about this complex history, you are preparing a new generation to stand and march for justice and equity. Thank you!

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Welcome to Learning for Justice—Formerly Teaching Tolerance!

Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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