March on Washington: Teaching Suggestions

For an insightful perspective and helpful links for teaching about the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement's March on Washington, please see:

"Claiming and Teaching the 1963 March on Washington" on the Zinn Education Project website. Author Bill Fletcher suggests we put the march in context in a number of important ways.  He also suggests that rather than viewing short, famous clips from Martin Luther King's speech that day, students should examine the entire speech.

Other resources include:

For teaching about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, please see earlier lessons on TeachableMoment: