Learning Across Generations is a dynamic curriculum designed to enable young people to take up the legacy of Chapel Hill’s Northside community. Led by a Community Mentor Team, Learning Across Generations invites students of all ages to learn the history beneath their feet.
Responding to both the persistent achievement gap in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School (CHCCS) District and various pleas from teachers for more substantial education in Black history, Learning Across Generations (LAG) is an innovative K-12 curriculum composed of local, civil rights, and oral history workshops, an audio immersion program, and experiential learning trips. Through the Learning Across Generations curriculum, we partner with teachers and schools to lift up the struggle and courage of Northside neighbors, to ensure that young people know an essential part of their common past, and to invite all into making history today.
At the core of our educational work is the Community Mentor Team, a group of senior educators and civil rights leaders committed to teaching by telling their life histories. By sharing their experiences living in Northside before, during, and after the civil rights movement, they bring history alive for students–and fulfill the longstanding tradition of passing on Northside’s proud history to the next generation. Mentors ignite interest in history and make powerful connections with students as they share memories of struggle, resilience, and hard-earned hope.
Workshops by theme:
- Northside Community Pillars Workshop
- Freedom Walk Project
- Oral History Workshop
- Civil Rights Workshop
- Citizen Workshop
- The TYS (Telling Your Story) Project
For a copy of our Learning Across Generations brochure, contact the Jackson Center!