Event Title

Session A-4: Walker c. Birmingham: The Supreme Court Case Behind Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

Presenter Information

Tiffany Middleton

Session Number

A-4

Grade Level

Grade Levels: HS

Start Date

4-3-2016 8:25 AM

End Date

4-3-2016 9:25 AM

Description

Presents an interactive workshop on the 1963 civil rights protests in Birmingham, the writing of King’s essay in jail, and the fascinating if too-little-known Supreme Court case that resulted. Offers a pedagogically powerful lens through which to review the civil rights movement; analyze a historic Supreme Court opinion as an exemplary text blending narrative, information, and persuasive argument (Common Core Standards); and consider the relationship between civil disobedience and the rule of law. Features multimedia PowerPoint, small-group discussion of texts, timeline, and other resources for teaching and learning from the American Bar Association.

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Session A-4: Walker c. Birmingham: The Supreme Court Case Behind Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

Presents an interactive workshop on the 1963 civil rights protests in Birmingham, the writing of King’s essay in jail, and the fascinating if too-little-known Supreme Court case that resulted. Offers a pedagogically powerful lens through which to review the civil rights movement; analyze a historic Supreme Court opinion as an exemplary text blending narrative, information, and persuasive argument (Common Core Standards); and consider the relationship between civil disobedience and the rule of law. Features multimedia PowerPoint, small-group discussion of texts, timeline, and other resources for teaching and learning from the American Bar Association.