A Powerful Catalyst to Learning: The March on Washington

Mezzanine_577.jpg.fit.750x422WGBY is marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on August 27, 2013 at 9pm with a one-hour documentary, The March, narrated by Denzel Washington. The 1963 March was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement when more than 250,000 people joined in peaceful demonstration for racial and economic equality. Their clarion call helped usher in sweeping civil rights legislation and a sea change in public opinion.

The March on Washington can generate powerful learning experiences in the classroom.  For warm-up activities, you can check students’ knowledge with a quiz and browse and share different facts and stats about the March.

From PBS NewsHour Extra here are three great resources designed to support the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Lesson Plans and resources:

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