Introduction to Teachers' Guide
Harry T. Moore was one of the forerunners of the civil rights movement in America. During the 1930s and 40s, he did groundbreaking work in Florida in registering African American voters, investigating lynchings and police brutality, and fighting for equal education for blacks and whites. Tragically, he and his wife, Harriette, were killed by a hate bomb in December 1951. Not only were their murders never solved, but Harry Moore's contributions and sacrifice have been largely forgotten until now.
This guide is designed to help teachers use the PBS documentary Freedom Never Dies: The Legacy of Harry T. Moore, in middle or secondary school social studies, civics, or American history classes. Since the documentary is 90 minutes long, you should plan to show portions of it over several class sessions.
This lesson correlates to the following national standards for history, established by MCREL at http://www.mcrel.org/:
Era 8 - The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Standard 24: Understands how the New Deal addressed the Great Depression, transformed American federalism, and initiated the welfare state
Standard 25: Understands the causes and course of World War II, the character of the war at home and abroad, and its reshaping of the U.S. role in world affairs
Era 9 - Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)
Standard 28: Understands domestic policies in the post-World War II period
Standard 29: Understands the struggle for racial and gender equality and for the extension of civil liberties
Civil rights, voting rights, discrimination, hate crimes, African-American history, the Ku Klux Klan, and politics.
Discussion questions that will set the stage for viewing the documentary and
visiting the website.
Discussion questions based on the material in the documentary and on the website.
A few suggestions on how to get the students even more involved in exploring
some of the important issues raised by Freedom Never Dies: The Legacy of Harry
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