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.
60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes related to civics and government, the constitutional issues behind the headlines, and the people and ideas that formed our nation’s history and government. The daily podcast is accompanied by a quiz question.
Center for Civic Education
This unit invites students to consider the student activism of the Civil Rights Movement and how its lessons apply today.
The Rhode Island Historical Society
In this lesson, students consider the impact of the poll tax as a barrier to voting by examining four primary sources.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
In this lesson, students will learn about the initial phase of the grape workers’ strike that occurred in California’s San Joaquin Valley from 1965 to 1966 by exploring images related to the farmworkers' movement, and by watching a video that explains the events that occurred in the first year of the strike to analyze the strategies used during this period of the farmworkers’ movement and reflect on the impact these strategies had.
Facing History and Ourselves
This online presentation highlights the fight over a woman’s right to vote by illustrating the arguments made by suffragists and their opponents.
Massachusetts Historical Society
This lesson looks at the intersection between constitutional principles and the struggle for equality during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Bill of Rights Institute
While the Reconstruction Amendments were an important step in ensuring equal rights for all people regardless of race, racial injustices throughout the United States continued into the late 19th and 20th centuries, leading to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, and the passages of Supreme Court decisions and legislation, including Brown v. Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
National Constitution Center
A curated collection of documents, documents-based resources and programs, lesson plans, and discussion questions related to the Civil Rights Movements of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Intended for teachers who are eager to get started using original documents, but are unsure of where to start.
This lesson explores desegregation in Arkansas. Through the use of primary and secondary sources, students will understand the story of desegregation in Arkansas.
Arkansas Digital Archives
This activity and resource collection guides students through answering a document-based question about the March on Washington. Using 6 supporting documents/images and a page of historical background, students answer the question, "Is the March on Washington evidence of the power of grassroots organizing or of charismatic leadership?"
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
A documents-based exploration of Reconstruction in the American South, with guiding essay questions, documents representing different and often conflicting views on the same issue, and full audio recordings of all documents.