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The Civil Rights Movement

At Storyboard That we believe that curriculum should examine history from all perspectives. We believe that curriculum should be actively anti-racist and culturally responsive. We believe that all students should see themselves represented in what is presented to them in school and we strive to create curriculums to help teachers do just that.

If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you do not see.

We have compiled a series of resources that focus on history and literature in order to make it easier to educate students about racial and social inequality and address systemic racism and injustice in all its forms. Our curriculum developers are working hard to continually add to our offerings with this goal in mind, to help create a more just and equitable world for our students today and in the future.

Project Ideas

  • Create Awareness PSAs
  • Cause & Effect of Events
  • Historical Parallels
  • Biography Posters
  • Timelines of Major Events
  • Conversations with historical figures
  • Compare and Contrast Movements
  • Create posters for how students can get involved

Historical Resources

Literature Resources (Elementary-Middle)

Literature Resources (Middle-High)

Influential People

Teaching 'hard history' is as important as it is challenging. Issues surrounding fairness, equity, equality and social justice are not just in the news cycle but experienced by our own students and their families. Most teachers want to tackle the challenge of teaching about racism, social justice and the injustices of the past. It is a challenge often fraught with discomfort and can be a struggle to teach effectively. However, it is also a moral responsibility for teachers to honestly teach about our nation's hard history and the difficult stories of the past from around the globe. American investigative journalist, educator, and civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells famously said, "The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them."

We are responsible for ensuring that our students understand the vast inequities and tragedies of the past and their direct connections to the issues we are facing in the present. American poet, activist and the youngest poet laureate in U.S. history, Amanda Gorman wrote "Being American is more than a pride we inherit. It's the past we step into and how we repair it." By learning the truth of our history, it empowers us to make decisions and foster understanding so we can avoid repeating the wrongs of the past and work to heal the injustices of the present.

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