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Coverage for grant BH-50339-09

Stony the Road We Trod: Using America's Civil Rights Landmarks to Teach American History
Martha Bouyer, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

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Via new technology, Nock eighth-graders connect with history (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Alyson Aiello
Publication: Daily News of Newburyport (Newburyport News)
Date: 3/17/2016
Abstract: Article on civil rights unit developed by civics teacher Sally Leety (participant in 2010 Landmarks Workshop) -- Excerpt: "With the help of new technology at Nock Middle School Library, the school’s entire eighth-grade class — 180 students — had the opportunity to interact with a page from American history on Monday as they Skyped with the Rev. Clark Olsen, who was standing by the side of civil rights activist James Reeb when Reeb was beaten to death by white segregationists in Selma, Ala., on March 9, 1965. .... Civics teacher Sally Leety developed the two-week civil rights unit now used across the eighth grade following a National Endowment for the Humanities program for educators in Alabama. 'It was all about bringing the history to the students,' she said."