Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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Change and Resistance

Civil Rights Movements Across the Nation

References and Further Readings

"The Alcatraz Proclamation: A Primary Document Activity."
Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Common Core State Standards (2014).

“Teaching is a Fight: An Interview with Sal Castro.” Rethinking Schools. Winter 2010.  
(Note: Castro was one leader of LA school “blowouts.”)

“Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement 1965-1985": multi-part documentary series

Boston Public Library: resources on Boston school desegregation

Global Non-Violent Action Database, entry for LA school “blowouts”

"East L.A. Blowouts: Walking Out for Justice in the Classrooms." KCET Public Broadcasting.
March 7, 2012.

University of Illinois at Chicago timeline and chronology of second wave feminism

Beals, Melba Pattillo. Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High. New York: Pocket Books, 1994. 

Beals, Melba Pattillo. White Is a State of Mind: A Memoir. Putnam Adult, 1999.

Lukas, J. Anthony. Common Ground This Pulitzer Prize volume follows how busing affects three Boston families, one Irish American from Charlestown, one African American from Roxbury, and one urban professional living in the South End. (1985)

Lupo, Alan. Liberty's Chosen Home: The Politics of Violence in Boston. 2nd ed. Beacon Press, 1988.

Formisano, Ronald. Boston Against Busing: Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s. 2nd ed. This was an attempt to view the issue beyond the usual racial prism. (1991 and 2001)

Grade Level

High School

Classroom Connections

English Language Arts
Social Studies
U.S. History

Curriculum Snapshot

  • School integration and the demand for educational reform: Little Rock, Boston, and Los Angeles
  • Voices of change and the use of argument: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, Malcolm X’s The Ballot or the Bullet speech, the National Organization for Women’s Statement of Purpose, and the Alcatraz Red Power Movement’s Alcatraz Proclamation

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