This in an incredible PBS series of 14 episodes. There is a video guide that includes the link for each of the 14 episodes. I have included the study guide that was created and shared by Facing History and Ourselves. This is an incredible organization. I would love to have the opportunity to work with them. I have copied their mission for their website as i hope that we all hold this as our mission as parents and educators.
"At Facing History and Ourselves, we believe the bigotry and hate that we witness today are the legacy of brutal injustices of the past. Facing our collective history and how it informs our attitudes and behaviors allows us to choose a world of equity and justice. Facing History’s resources address racism, antisemitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history; we help students connect choices made in the past to those they will confront in their own lives. Through our partnership with educators around the world, Facing History and Ourselves reaches millions of students in thousands of classrooms every year.
Independent research studies show that experience in a Facing History classroom motivates students to become upstanders in their communities, whether by challenging negative stereotypes at the dinner table, standing up to a bully in their neighborhood, or registering to vote when they are eligible.
Together we are creating the next generation of leaders who will build a world based on knowledge and compassion, the foundation for more democratic, equitable, and just societies."
Facing History and Ourselves has a large library of educational resources and lesson plans available for use. It would be a great idea to look at their available resources.
I think this the Eye on the Prize series would be a very powerful experience in the classroom and at home. I know that my life has always been about looking at history and discussing our history in regards to civil rights. I think it is so essential. It is important that we recognize that the struggle both pass and present. I know that I value my Mom's conversations about the events both large and small through out my life. I know that I have such a sense of joy watch my daughter speak up. I hope that you can make this a major part of your time at home. We need to stop this trend of increase in hate and division. My family and community taught me that it was unacceptable to bystand. It taught me that I must always act with "moral courage."