Friday, April 15, 2011

The Role of the Media During The Civil Rights Period

Mark your recording calendars for May 16 when PBS' American Experience presents "Freedom Riders." Once again the accompanying website is content rich and will provide classroom teachers many ideas and resources for incorporating this event into instruction. Be sure to see the teacher guide and related materials located here. Of particular interest to media educators:

- The World is Watching: The Media and the Freedom Riders (starting on page 17 of the teacher guide)

- Issues: The Media (which provides additional background as well as streaming clips)

Other related resources:
-Ray Arsenault's book "Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice” (2006)

-Teaching Visual Literacy Through Civil Rights Photography (a web page describing a workshop I conducted for social studies teachers--it also includes additional resources and reading suggestions)

-Time of Change, Bruce Davidson, Civil Rights Photos 1961-1965 (exhibit)

No comments:

Post a Comment