March on Washington

Teacher Resources

The March on Washington: 50 Years Later

August 28, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. You can continue the teachings of the civil rights movement with your students.

Aligned with 16 Common Core State Standards, the collaborative project "Why March for Civil Rights?" incorporates technology and digital informational texts to bring the 1963 March on Washington to life.

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Civil Rights Movement: Supplemental Resources

Selma Timeline MLK Remembered

The Selma-to-Montgomery Marches

The Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered

Get informational articles from National Geographic that depict the Civil Rights Movement.

This interactive timeline from National Geographic highlights events starting with the Civil War.

Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered in this video from National Geographic.

Oh Freedom Visual Civil Rights Lincoln to Today

Oh Freedom! Teaching Civil Rights Through Art

For All the World to See

Civil Rights: From Lincoln to Today

Using Smithsonian collections, this online exhibit draws connections between art, history and social change.

From the Smithsonian and UMBC, this is a collection of visual artifacts, telling the story of civil rights.

This online conference from Smithsonian explores civil rights beginning with Lincoln and continuing with today's students.

Greensboro Sit-ins Preparing the Oath Brown v. Board

Stories of Freedom and Justice

Preparing for the Oath: Rights

Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education

Smithsonian resources including theatrical presentations, focus questions and a teacher's guide providing background and other materials to teach about the Greensboro Sit-ins.

This interactive feature from Smithsonian includes videos, photos and quizzes to teach about citizens rights including the movements that brought about change to insure those rights.

This Smithsonian online exhibit explores the history of the Brown v. Board of Education decision regarding segregation in public schools. Includes a teacher's guide with lessons and resources for various grades.