The curated resources linked below are an initial sample of the resources coming from a collaborative and rigorous review process with the EAD Content Curation Task Force.
This collection of historical biographies tells the story of civic leaders through the lens of the DKP’s 10 Questions for Changemakers.
The Democratic Knowledge Project - Harvard University
This resource focuses on efforts to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. Students explore civic choices—the decisions people, including young people, make as citizens in a democracy.
Facing History and Ourselves
Learn how activists in Louisville, Kentucky successfully campaigned against segregated streetcars in 1870-71.
Learning for Justice
Students will examine the life and actions of John Brown through primary sources and historical narrative.
Bill of Rights Institute
This teaching module helps teachers guides students to explore rare manuscripts to learn about the presidency of John F. Kennedy and his emphasis on service. After analyzing sources, students create their own calls to service.
The Shapell Manuscript Foundation
In this lesson, students consider young people’s rationales for participating in civil rights demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, and the risks and rewards of their inclusion.