For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights reveals the impact that images and media can have on people. Teaching with these visual materials can have the same impact in the classroom, by engaging learners to consider new perspectives and explore new people, places, things and events. Join our discussion about the use of primary sources (hands-on and digital) as valuable and relevant classroom tools across disciplines and grade levels. Hands-on activities based on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which feature materials from the Library of Congress, will be modeled and shared.
Cindy Rich is the director of the Library of Congress’ Teaching with Primary Sources Program at EIU and is a faculty member in the Department of Secondary Education and Foundations within the College of Education and Professional Studies. She has given many presentations at the local and national level on the topics of content literacy and the benefits of teaching with primary sources. Rich has been at EIU since 1995 and has directed TPS EIU since the program began in 2004.