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Louisiana Center for Civil Rights and Social Justice


2010-2011 Projects


This year's projects are posted on the Louisiana State Museum's website: http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/education/educator.htm

Description


New Orleans Historical Sites - Significant to The Civil Rights Movement

Students from the 3rd period class researched and visited historical sites in New Orleans that are significant to The Civil Rights Movement.
Students visited Tulane's Amistad Research Center: http://www.amistadresearchcenter.org
The students interviewed historians and others relevant to The Civil Rights Movement in New Orleans, including:
  • Ms. Leona Tate, one of the first children to integrate schools in Louisiana in 1960
  • Mr. Gregory Osborn, Historian and Librarian
  • Turry Flucker, Director for Louisiana Center for Civil Rights and Social Justice

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The students worked in teams to create a Google Map of the sites, including for each site:
  • GPS coordinates
  • Historic and present day photos
  • Podcast describing the site and its significance
The sites for this pilot project were chosen based on their relevance to strategies behind the Civil Rights Movement, legal milestones, and education.

Google Map

View Bonnabel Civil Rights Tour in a larger map
URL for the Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=206687414576709984356.0004a29b60c8ed70bf9fd&ll=29.989285,-90.031242&spn=0.060364,0.12291&z=13

Historical Sites
More Photos: http://s1039.photobucket.com/albums/a474/jppsstech/LSM-Bonnabel%20Civil%20Rights%20Project/
  • Congo Square, Rampart
  • Homer Plessy tomb at St Louis #1 Cemetary
  • Institute Catholique, Marigny
  • McDonogh 19 School, 5905 St. Claude
  • William Frantz School, 3811 Galvez
  • Press Street Railroad Yards, site of arrest of Homer Plessy, Press and Royal
  • A.P. Tureaud Family Home
  • Woolworth Building, site of sit-ins, 1041 Canal
  • New Zion Baptist Church, La Salle and 3rd
  • Peter Claver Building

The Civil Rights Movement and Present Day Social Justice

Students from the 2nd and 4th period classes will research The Civil Rights Movement and compare to present day social justice issues.
The students created Glogsters about current social justice issues of their choice:

http://s185.mrsprado.edu.glogster.com/save-the-babies/
http://s152.mrsprado.edu.glogster.com/glog-5986/
http://s151.mrsprado.edu.glogster.com/to-stop-a-beating-heart/
http://s184.mrsprado.edu.glogster.com/glog-6627/
http://s180.mrsprado.edu.glogster.com/glog-6658/
http://s187.mrsprado.edu.glogster.com/marriageequality/
http://s107.mrsprado.edu.glogster.com/glog-1773/



Field Trip Details

School/Teacher


Bonnabel High School
Penny Prado, penny.prado@jppss.k12.la.us

Milestones

Date
Description/Where
Who
2/28
Project Meeting Bonnabel 7:30AM
Penny, Turry, Sarah, Betsy, Elizabeth
4/11
Project Meeting in morning - TBD
Penny, Turry, Sarah, Betsy, Elizabeth
4/18
Turry intro to period 3 class 10:50-12:25
Penny, Turry, Sarah, Betsy, Elizabeth
4/20
Period 3 class to Amistad Research Center
http://www.amistadresearchcenter.org/
All
5/3
Civil Rights sites field trip
Period 3 class
5/4
Civil Rights/Music field trip, starting at JLNP Jazz Historical Park
Other classes
5/2 - 5/13
Students work on research and projects
Penny, students, Sarah/Betsy/Elizabeth as needed
5/20
Project complete


Contacts

Penny Prado, American History, Bonnabel High School
penny.prado@jppss.k12.la.us
Turry Flucker, Director, Louisiana Center for Civil Rights and Social Justice
tflucker@crt.state.la.us
Betsy Almerico, Instructional Technology Integration Manager
marybeth.almerico@jppss.k12.la.us
Elizabeth Towe, Technology Integration Specialist
elizabeth.towe@jppss.k12.la.us
Sarah Rosedahl, Technology Consultant
srosedahl@yahoo.com