The Importance of Civic Engagement

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The Importance of Civic Engagement

2017-01-13 12:27

This past weekend we remembered Martin Luther King Jr. and his ideals. To extend the lesson in the classroom, one particular source to show students is a “March on Washington” poster from HSP's collection. It outlines the goals of the March and represents the need for equality, fair wages, jobs, and adequate housing for all Americans. This primary source is a wonderful example to show students the importance of civic engagement.

Potential discussion questions:

1. What are the goals of the March?

2. For whom was this flyer created?

3. What was the effect of this March? Did any of these demands come true?

4. What can we, as a nation and as students, still learn from this event?

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