Introduction

The Jackson Center encourages the use of local history as a starting point for students to understand how powerful they can become as they actively attempt to listen to the changes around them. 

Words From Our  Community Educators

Some community mentors share what makes equity within classrooms important to them! 

Teaching Tolerance Standards for Social Justice: Identity,  Diversity, Justice and Action

This section for  teachers and educators walks through different teaching standards the LAG-Online curriculum addresses! 

Warm Up

Audio Clips

Photo Prompts

These audio clip transcriptions and photo prompts will be helpful for understanding the LAG-online lessons and to ground a classroom in the work of local history. 

Key Dates: Orange County Civil Rights History 

Understanding and addressing historical inequities  within Orange County!

Key Dates: Orange County Civil Rights History 

Understanding and addressing  historical inequities within Orange County!

Lesson 1: Northside Community Storybooks

Discover the four “pillars” of community in the historically- African American Northside neighborhood in Chapel Hill.

GRADE LEVEL: 1-3

Lesson 2: Northside / Pine Knolls Community Mural Pillars Project 

Explore the meaning and importance of community through a series of interactive creative activities including listening, drawing, discussion and movement. 

GRADE LEVEL: 1-3

Lesson 3: Doing Oral History: Active Listening

Introduce art and the method of oral history and the importance of “active listening”. This practice is at the root of every good oral history interview. For ideas on how you incorporate oral history into curriculum, check out the “Project and Activity Ideas” section. 

 

GRADE LEVEL: 3-5

GRADE LEVEL: 6-8

Lesson 4: With My Mind Set on Freedom

Explores poetry and music as a method for students to learn about themes of the Civil Rights Movement. With the goal to empower young people to leave their personal legacy. 

GRADE LEVEL: 4-5

GRADE LEVEL: 6-8

Lesson 5: Digital (and Other) Communities

At the Jackson Center our motto is “without the past you have no future”. This lesson encourages students to step into the past by getting familiar with oral histories and the way that these can still be relevant for their personal experiences today. 

GRADE LEVEL: 6-8

Lesson 6:  Structural Racism 

Chapel Hill is often referred to as a “Southern Part of Heaven”. While this is true for some, it excludes many. Through these lessons students explore how these concepts are manufactured and why they are important to question. 

GRADE LEVEL: 9-12

 

 

PROJECT & ACTIVITY IDEAS FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL

Here are some different projects and ideas centering the digital curriculum. 

GRADE LEVEL: 6-8

GRADE LEVEL: 9-12

 

Email aisha@jacksoncenter.info with any questions, or if you would like to learn more about the digital curriculum!