(L-R) Walla Walla High School Social Studies teacher Michelle Higgins and Whitman College senior Sophie Schouboe are presenting November 22 and 23 at the annual conference for the National Council for the Social Studies in St. Louis, Missouri. This project is in conjunction with the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The presentations for K-12 educators and college professionals include information about successful implementation of this training and teaching model to increase Civil Rights Education using college students as mentors.
Many states fail to teach Civil Rights Education successfully based on an examination of their curriculum standards by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Hence, “Whitman Teaches the Movement” was created.
The 2013-2014 school year marks the third year of “Whitman Teaches the Movement” in Walla Walla. Approximately 150 students from Whitman College volunteer in local classrooms to teach the lessons.