Welcome to the Livingston Public Schools Black History Month webpage. Below you will find several resources designed to help enrich your understanding of Black American’s contributions and achievements. We hope you will take some time to review the resources below, together with your family, throughout the month of February and beyond.
1. The John Lewis Letter Project: This is a collaborative reading of the John Lewis letter read by LPS students and teachers grades K-12. Viewer Discretion Advised: Some events in John Lewis' Letter describe mature themes such as violence. Please consider previewing the transcript of the letter below before showing to younger viewers.
John Lewis Letter Transcript- as published in the NY Times, July 30, 2020
2. The Lewis Doctrine at Home and in the Community: This is a recorded discussion, hosted by LPS Social Studies Supervisors, Chris Bickel(K-6 Social Studies Supervisor) and Charlie Raphael(7-12 Social Studies Supervisor), where they explore the John Lewis Doctrine. The John Lewis Doctrine is a four point blueprint of inspiration, activism and civic-mindedness written by US Representative John Lewis and published after his passing this past July.
Please find the recording link: The Lewis Doctrine at Home and in the Community
3. Video Resources for Elementary Grades- curated by WeAreTeachers.com
4. Video Resources for Middle and High School Grades- curated by WeAreTeachers.com. Scroll down to the middle of the page. Resources start with Dred Scott v Sanford video