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History in Pictures: The Greensboro Four Launch the Sit-In Movement

When is sitting down really standing up? Join us as we learn how four college students inspired by the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. started the sit-ins that swept the nation.
Leigh Robertson
719 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 16 learners
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55 minute class

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I am a licensed social studies educator (NC Teaching License) with a M.Ed. in Secondary Social Studies education. I hold an undergraduate degree in History with a minor in Political Science. I am also a homeschooling mom of two children. I have over fifteen years of experience teaching a variety of social studies topics including the history of many marginalized groups in the United States and other stories that are often not told in mainstream history courses. I have taken professional development courses with a focus on inclusivity in teaching history through institutions including the National Humanities Center, Smithsonian Institution and the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. I am also certified to teach Advanced Placement United States History and Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics and have taught both courses for over ten years. 

As a student and teacher of United States History, I have taken many undergraduate and graduate level courses on the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. My passion for the Civil Rights Movement was fueled by a weeklong educator tour of landmarks from the Civil Rights Movement throughout the American South. Meeting individuals who directly participated in the push for social justice was inspiring and I want to share their stories with students. In addition, I am from North Carolina and live just a few miles away from where the historic sit-ins took place. I am excited to share this important story from history with learners! 

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55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class discusses the history of the Civil Rights Movement and sit-ins in the United States. We will briefly discuss the background to the sit-ins including the legacy of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow laws, discrimination and other examples of injustice. All information will be age appropriate, no graphic images will be shown. However, some learners may find this content upsetting. If you are not sure if this class is appropriate for your learner, please send me a message so we can discuss the course and whether it is appropriate for your learner. 

I put a great deal of thought into teaching history in a way that is age appropriate for younger learners while also being true to the realities of what really happened. I have had extensive training in teaching difficult topics from organizations such as National Humanities Center and the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. A high level of care and consideration has been applied when selecting resources and images for the class that will help learners gain an understanding of the past while remaining age appropriate. These resources include, but are not limited to, materials from PBS Learning Media, the Smithsonian Institution, and Facing History and Ourselves, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping teachers and students stand up to racism through learning and exploring history. 


Leigh Robertson
Lives in the United States
Certified teacher, traveler, and home schooling parent!
719 total reviews
508 completed classes

About Me

Hi I'm Leigh! I am a licensed Social Studies teacher (North Carolina) with an M.Ed. in Secondary Social Studies Education. I'm also a homeschooling/world schooling parent of two children (ages 7 and 10) and a lifelong learner.

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