This unit is part of a seminar team of four L.W. Beecher teachers whose units all attempt to help students understand four important movements in United States history: the Westward Movement (Geraldine Martin), African American Migration (Renee McKinnon), the Civil Rights Movement (Jean Sutherland), and the Women’s Movement (Jean Gallogly).
Though each unit will be written to stand independently, the teachers will work collaboratively to share ideas and materials as they work toward a culminating assembly and reception to be held in April of 1999. There will be some cross-grade teaching and sharing of activities. This sharing may also involve classrooms which are not formal members of the team. Attempts will be made to include parents, administrators, and other school personnel in activities throughout the year. Teachers examining this unit may wish to consult material from other Beecher team members for the possibility of developing a similar project in their school.