Gearing Up Again for 2016

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Resources

"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Vote 60 by 50 Resources

The Vote 60 by 50 FactSheet
click to download flyer

Curriculum

Curriculum on the history of Expanding Voting Rights from Teaching Tolerance
http://www.tolerance.org/lesson/expanding-voting-rights

National Endowment for the Humanities curriculum on Women and Voting Rights
http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/voting-rights-women-pro-and-anti-suffrage

Voting Rights Lesson Plans using primary source documents from the National Archives
http://www.archives.gov/legislative/resources/education/voting-rights/

Documentaries

History Channel Documentaries on the Civil Rights Movement
http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/civil-rights-movement

NBC Learn & WK Kellogg Foundation’s “Finishing the Dream”.  Snippets of key moments of the civil rights movement as captured through television journalism.
http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/finishing-the-dream

PBS’ American Experience Freedom Summer and Freedom Riders
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/?film-online

Primary Source Collections

Civil Rights Digital Library
http://crdl.usg.edu/

Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/collection/civil-rights-history-project/about-this-collection/

PBS
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/sources/index.html

Southern Oral History Project
http://sohp.org/

 

 

 

National Resources

Voter registration information widget by Google

https://www.google.com/search?q=google+register+to+vote

California Resources

California Online Voter Registration​

http://registertovote.ca.gov

Multilingual Easy Voter Guides (English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean)
www.easyvoterguide.org

Information on candidates, polling places, ballot measures and campaign finance data:
www.SmartVoter.org

League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
www.cavotes.org

Mississippi Resources