March on Washington: Teaching Suggestions

The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement's 1963 March on Washington is a great teaching opportunity. We offer some helpful resources. 

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: