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ERIC Number: EJ773927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Children and Social Change in Alabama: 1965 and 2005
Christensen, Lois McFadyen; Kirkland, Lynn Doty; Noblitt, Laurie Drennen
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v20 n1 p22-25 Sep-Oct 2007
In this article, the authors describe a lesson that helps elementary students build a sense of citizenship and moral consciousness about justice. Children participated in the struggle for civil and voting rights in Selma and in other places in the South during the 1960s. Initially, it was children's literature that sparked these third grade students' curiosity and energized their inquiry. The photographs also prompted questions. Then using a video, the teacher invited students to vicariously live through this era of American history, sensing the unfairness and tension, feeling frustrated as well as hopeful, and longing to learn about the outcomes of the struggle. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama