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Created Equal:  The Long, Long Struggle for Civil Rights in America

joe_phelan Posted by joe_phelan in Closer Readings on Sep 18, 2013 2:36:40 PM




Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle brings four outstanding films on the long civil rights movement—The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name,The Loving Story, and Freedom Riders—to teachers across America with a rich collection of resources designed especially for the contemporary classroom.In whole and in part, the films address issues of race and rights, and invite students to confront the complicated history of race relations both from the perspectives of individuals and from those who saw themselves as part of a
persecuted and disenfranchised community.
In addition, the films document the efforts of individuals to bring about equality for all races through discussion of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments.


  • The extensive “For Teachers” section is enriched with background materials written by an award-winning classroom teacher that guide educators on how to integrate the films into the contemporary classroom, where multimedia and primary source materials play a major role.
  • A dozen captioned film clips, clip overview essays, and over a score of targeted questions are designed to stimulate and guide classroom discussions
  • . A collection of background essays, lesson plans, and annotated documents—including speeches, images, and letters-are made exclusively available from the archives of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute and EDSITEment, the NEH’s award-winning K-12 website in order to help teachers delve deeper into their history and social studies curriculums and support them in fulfilling the need for complex nonfiction texts required by the new college and career-ready standards.
  • The website complies fully with special-needs accessibility and is scalable to every platform and device—from wide screen to smartphone—and is thus fully adaptable to a wide variety of classroom configurations and requirements.


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