2020 | History and Art: Women and Girls of the Civil Rights Movement | GHS

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Join Kate McLeod of the High Museum of Art and Lisa Landers of the Georgia Historical Society to explore teaching history through art. This forty-five-minute professional development session will take a deep dive into the roles of women and girls as leaders and activists during the civil rights movement. Focusing on icons of the movement such as Coretta Scott King, Ruby Bridges, and the scientists and mathematicians featured in the book Hidden Figures, the session will present strategies for examining art and primary sources such as historical documents in the elementary-school classroom.
 
Participants will be introduced to Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books at the High Museum of Art and learn strategies for finding and exploring primary sources and other classroom resources from the Georgia Historical Society to teach the civil rights movement. Participants will engage in classroom-ready strategies and learn to teach history through art.