Thursday, January 15, 2015

Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

There are still openings in this exciting pilot seminar. Please contact Christine Stickler at if you have any questions.

EDUC 401L:  Teaching The Movement In Seattle
SLN: 13690
Day/Time: Mondays, 4-5:20pm
Location: Mary Gates Hall
Instructor: Elba Moise

This exciting two quarter pilot will engage undergraduate students in exploring the civil rights movement in the U.S. as well as locally in Seattle. The class will provide opportunities for students to understand their own social memberships related to power and privilege and analyze their own positionality to the civil rights movement. This will be a collaborative pilot program with undergraduates from UW and Seattle University. During winter Quarter students will: meet in seminar to learn about the civil rights movement with curriculum provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center, take part in four workshops on power and privilege and how it impacts our study of the movement with guest speakers from Seattle University and the UW, and tutor in a Seattle partner elementary school. Spring quarter would continue with this model with the addition of having students take 3 – 4 lessons on the movement out into our partnering schools. Workshops during this quarter would involve guided reflection on their experiences teaching these modules as well as refining the curriculum for future quarters.

A culminating event would be held in the spring to showcase the lessons and projects completed out in the schools. Seattle Public School students would be invited to come to campus on that day and be part of an exhibition and workshop with their UW and Seattle U mentors.

Questions: Contact Christine Stickler at