This workshop continues the yearlong National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)-sponsored initiative, “Civil Rights Literacy and the Common Good,” launched by the Winter Institute in April in Jackson, Miss., as part of NEH’s “Humanities in the Public Square” initiative. Targeting Mississippi educators, the half-day sessions will:
• Help teachers and administrators supplement school resource requirements by developing local partnerships and heightening local awareness of school needs.
• Train participants in how to analyze the systemic inequities present in Mississippi’s educational system so that engaged citizens can advocate for better support of public schools.
• An oral history workshop will equip participants to begin collecting more local history, to be curated and made available on the Mississippi Civil Rights Project website.
• Provide instruction in using primary documents in local communities to develop lessons around local civil rights history—importantly, this item helps teachers fulfill both state social studies objectives for teaching civil and human rights history and Common Core objectives.
The event is free and open to the public. Please register at http://bit.ly/2bDuILh