Books – Teaching Guides


The Reconstruction Era and The Fragility of Democracy

Location: National    Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Readings, film clips and primary documents to engage students in a deep study of the Reconstruction era.

Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Location: Mississippi    Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
A compilation of resources for teaching about the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

Lessons from Freedom Summer: Ordinary People Building Extraordinary Movements

Location: Mississippi    Grade Level: 10-12
Kathy Emery, Linda Reid Gold, and Sylvia Braselmann, 2008 Readings and lessons on the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project.

This Day in Civil Rights History

Location: National    Grade Level: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Horace Randall Williams and Ben Beard, 2009 A full page description of a key event in the history of the Civil Rights Movement for each day of the year.

Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching

Location: National    Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Deborah Menkart, Alana Murray, and Jenice L. View, 2004 Lessons and articles for K-12 educators on how to go beyond a heroes approach to the Civil Rights Movement.

The Promise: Brown v. Board of Education, The Civil Rights Movement, and Our Schools

Location: National    Grade Level: Adult
Rethinking Schools, 2004 A special expanded issue of Rethinking Schools magazine on the history and legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and racial justice in the classroom.