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Were the The March On Washington’s Demands a Success?

News & Civics | June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Were the The March On Washington’s Demands a Success?

It’s been 100 years since Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, but have the March on Washington’s demands been met?

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How Can Women Continue the Fight for Gender Equality?

Do Now | February 21, 2014 | 445 Comments

How Can Women Continue the Fight for Gender Equality?

We may take it for granted now that a woman can be the secretary of state, the head of General Motors, or even president of the United States, but it wasn’t so long ago when it was almost inconceivable for a woman to achieve any of these accomplishments. How can women continue to make progress in the fight for gender equality?

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Black History Month: Dig Deeper with Seven PBS LearningMedia Collections

General | January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Black History Month: Dig Deeper with Seven PBS LearningMedia Collections

PBS LearningMedia provides several notable collections from award winning documentaries around black history. These collections feature extensive multimedia resources, lesson plans and student guides that extend learning beyond Black History month.

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What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

Do Now: Government and Civics | January 17, 2014 | 407 Comments

What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

The comedian Chris Rock once famously advised, ‘If a friend calls you on the telephone and says they’re lost on Martin Luther King Boulevard and they want to know what they should do, the best response is ‘Run!’” He added: “You know what’s so sad? Martin Luther King stood for non violence. And I don’t care where you are in America, if you’re on Martin Luther King Boulevard, there’s some violence going down.” If Martin Luther King walked through your community today, do you think he’d be satisfied with the way things are?

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Jose Antonio Vargas Has a Dream

ESL Insights | September 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Jose Antonio Vargas Has a Dream

Jose Antonio Vargas reflects on the meaning of Martin Luther King, Jr’s famous speech 50 years ago, connecting it to the civil rights struggles of African Americans and to the dreams of undocumented immigrants today. For him and thousands like him “Immigrant rights are civil rights. The struggle continues. The dreams — and DREAMers — live on.” […]

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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Resources

PBS LearningMedia | August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Resources

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and will be commemorated by teachers and students across the United States and around the world. Help your students appreciate the significance of this event – and its role in the larger Civil Rights Movement using PBS LearningMedia’s collection […]

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Is Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream a Reality Today?

Do Now | August 23, 2013 | 226 Comments

Is Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream a Reality Today?

August 28, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where 250,000 peaceful demonstrators of all racial and socio-economic backgrounds filled the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to show their support for equal treatment for African Americans under the law, and equal access to good jobs.

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Social Studies on the March! PBS LearningMedia for the California Social Studies Conference 2013

PBS LearningMedia | March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Social Studies on the March! PBS LearningMedia for the California Social Studies Conference 2013

The 52nd annual California Council for the Social Studies (CCSS) conference begins today. According to the website this non profit organization promotes and supports social studies education through service, advocacy and leadership development.  The conference theme this year “Social Studies on the March” focuses on civil rights education.  See a list of great resources below that […]

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Black History Resources in PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia | February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Black History Resources in PBS LearningMedia

Celebrate Black History Month in your classroom by highlighting the African American artists, educators, icons, and influential leaders that have impacted our nation’s history and culture. Use PBS LearningMedia to enhance your lessons with interviews, historic images and videos – and remember to register online for full access to the library. Duke Grades 1-4 | […]

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Do Now #27: When Is It OK To Defend Yourself?

Do Now | April 6, 2012 | 52 Comments

Do Now #27: When Is It OK To Defend Yourself?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Should you have the legal right to use force – even deadly force if it seems […]

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