This year, January 19 is the federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929. King, a leader of the civil rights movement, is well known for his efforts to bring about racial equality in the nation using nonviolent means. The same year that King won the Nobel Peace Prize […]
LGBT Youth: School Experiences on FindYouthInfo.gov includes resources and ideas to help educators create more supportive school environments for LGBT youth.
StopBullying.gov: Educate About Bullying includes activities to teach students about bullying and incorporate the topic of bullying prevention into lessons.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Health provides tips and resources for educators and parents to help LGBT youth thrive in their schools and communities.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Resources highlights resources in the collections of the Library of Congress, including personal paper and manuscript collections, the LGBT Life Database and the “Serving in Silence” stories from the Veterans History Project.
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have joined in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in […]
Emancipation Proclamation Commemorative Coloring Book provides an overview of the history of the Emancipation Proclamation for children and coloring pages featuring Abraham Lincoln and notable African Americans, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Barack Obama.
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.”
TeachingHistory.org provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on “what is historical thinking,” teaching history in elementary school, and the digital classroom. Find primary sources and reviews of more than 1,000 websites and primary document resources. Search by topic and grade level.
The NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom features 20 primary documents and resources for learning about the history and achievements of America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Topics include Booker T. Washington, voting rights, Brown v. Board of Education, Marian Anderson singing […]