Capstone Project Title
Trish Harvey, Melissa Erickson
The research question addressed in this project is, what are the most effective and engaging ways to teach K-2 students about the Civil Rights Movement while fostering meaningful connections to history? It documents the research and creation of a curriculum unit discussing the Civil Rights Movement as it existed in the past as well as in the 21st century. The curriculum unit developed in this capstone covers eleven instructional days beginning with slavery and ending with current events discussions. The capstone chapters address issues like master narrative myths, incorporating student experiences and interest, and research based practices. It looks at current ways that state standards and nationwide perceptions of the movement impact student learning. The capstone looks into theories and frameworks supporting interdisciplinary lessons and allowing students to construct individualized interpretations of the movement based on what it means to them on local community, state, and national levels. (164 words)
Character Education, Interdisciplinary Teaching, Multicultural Education, Social Justice
Westad, Sarah, "Effective and Engaging Ways of Teaching the Civil Rights Movement to K-2 Students by Sarah Westad" (2020). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 510.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects