“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” – Ida B. Wells
What’s in the Curriculum?
A committee of local educators created the following lesson plans to be used in classrooms in and around Jefferson County, Alabama to complement the work of the Equal Justice Initiative and the Jefferson County Memorial Project. Included here are both history and language arts lesson plans intended to prepare students in grades 10-12 for a visit to EJI’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.
As such, these lessons employ primary sources such as newspaper articles, images, song lyrics and poetry focused on lynching and racial terror. The lesson plans acknowledge the difficulty of the subject matter and provide strategies to prepare students and teachers for conversations and a potential field trip that will be both meaningful and productive. The plans were designed to be flexible and ready to implement in one to five days of classroom instruction.
Who is the curriculum for?
It’s targeted for History and Language Arts students in the 10th – 12th grades.
How long is it?
The plans were designed to be flexible and ready to implement in one to five days of classroom instruction.
Does it meet state standards?
Plan a Free Trip To the Memorial
A field trip to the Equal Justice Initiative’s National Memorial for Pease and Justice and the Legacy Museum is a very powerful educational experience. If you and your students are interested in this, The Foundation for Liberty and Justice will reimburse schools for the costs of field trips to Montgomery. Download the application form here.