July 29-August 2, 2013 at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
The John F. Kennedy, Dallas and the Struggle for Civil Rights Teacher Training Institute is an opportunity for The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza to aid Texas social studies teachers in expanding their understanding of the Kennedy assassination by exploring the civil rights context for President Kennedy’s trip to Texas in November 1963. Through presentations by humanities scholars and a civil rights activist, and a bus tour of historic sites related to Dallas in the 1960s, teachers will broaden their own content knowledge and develop primary source-based lesson plans that help their students put the 50thanniversary of the assassination and several key civil rights milestones—including President Kennedy’s televised civil rights address to the nation on June 11, 1963 and the March on Washington on August 28, 1963—into historical context.
Institute scholars include: Dr. Max Krochmal, Texas Christian University; Dr. Todd Moye, University of North Texas; Dr. Dennis Simon, Southern Methodist University; and Ms. Jenny Sweeney, National Archives and Records Administration Fort Worth. Bus tour stops include: the Dallas City Jail; Parkland Hospital; Texas Theatre; the African American Museum; and the Juanita Craft House (among other locations).
28 hours of CPE credits will be awarded through Region 10 at the completion of the 4 ½ day Institute. The cost for the Institute is $150/teacher, which includes daily continental breakfast, Institute materials, a bus tour and 2 lunches.
This week-long Institute is limited to 50 social studies teachers from grades 5-12, and by application only! Go to http://www.jfk.org/go/