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.
Comic books are visual literature. This simple cooperative group activity allows students to identify confrontational issues within their own school and then imagine solutions.
Learning for Justice
Students learn about “freedom of the press” from the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the crucial role journalists and reporters play in keeping the citizens in a democratic society informed about their community, the nation, and the world. hen, students create an issue of their own school newspaper to understand the responsibility they have as journalists to report accurately, fairly, and truthfully.
On February 1, 1960, four African American college students challenged racial segregation by sitting down at a "whites only" counter lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. Politely asking for service, their request was refused. When asked to leave, they remained in their seats. Their sit-in inspired others to engage in nonviolent protests, which drew attention to the inequalities in civil rights at the time. This suite of resources provides strategies to explore this history, the Civil Rights Movement and the power of nonviolent protest.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
In this lesson, students analyze primary source archival footage to explore the politics of the atomic bomb and the policy of containment, propagated paranoia related to the spread of communism, the nuclear arms race and détente, as well as the fall of the Berlin Wall and decline of the USSR.