Bass, Paul and Douglas W. Rae.
Murder in the Model City: The Black Panthers, Yale, and the Redemption of a Killer.
New York, NY: Basic Books, 2006. This book is a historical narrative of the events that led up to the May Day Black Panther protests on the New Haven green in 1970. It is a great book for general knowledge and accessible for 9 – 12 graders reading on grade level.
in the Model City: The Cavanagh administration, Race Relations, and the Detroit Riots of 1967.
East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2007. This source is for a teacher and high-level readers in your class. It does an excellent job of extrapolating the before, during, and after of the Detroit Riots in 1967.
Gaddis, John Lewis.
The Landscape of History: How Historians Map the Past.
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2002.
This is a source for a teacher of any academic subject that deconstructs the methodology historians use to create their understandings of the world.
Gordon, Bob. "Group Votes Moratorium In Support of Panthers."
Yale Daily News,
(New Haven, CT), April 16, 1970. Accessed July 2, 2011, http://digital.library.yale.edu/cdm/cliparticle.php?id=DIVL71&CISOOBJECT=11226&CCISOROO=/yale-ydn&CISOPTR=11220&DMSCALE=0&DMTEXT=%2520May%2520Day%25201970. Archives of the
Yale Daily News
– accessible for your students.
Jefferson, Thomas. "Excerpts from
Notes on the State of Virginia".
Accessed June 25, 2011, http://www.historytools.org/sources/Jefferson-Race.pdf - Excerpts of Thomas Jefferson's views on the African Race from his
Notes on the State of Virigina
. This is student friendly and can be used as a primary source in class. It has been modified.
From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation.
Boston, MA: The Albert Einstein Institution, 2003. This is a rulebook for nonviolent revolution. This should serve as a guide for the final product.
Sugrue, Thomas J.
The Origins of The Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit.
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1996. This book is a general history background about the social and economic conditions in Detroit before the riot of 1967. For teachers and high level readers only.
Twenty to Life: Life and Times of John Sinclair.
Directed by Steve Gebhardt. 2004. Michigan: Steve Gebhardt, 2007. DVD. Documentary film about John Sinclair, his involvement in the counterculture, music, and antiracism. This is suited for high school.
Wiggins, Grant, and Jay McTighe.
Understanding By Design, Expanded 2
Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2005. Resource for teachers that theoretical and practically discusses the usefulness with backwards planning for designing curriculum.