For the duration of 2020, the Department of Teacher Education & Higher Education (TEHE) has arranged a partnership between TEHE and the International Civil Rights Center and Museum (ICRCM) in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. This initiative was organized by Ryan Hughes, an assistant professor in the TEHE department.
The partnership allows TEHE preservice elementary teacher education students to teach the “Saturday Story Hour” events at the museum, a bi-weekly educational event free to K-5 students. Each Story Hour is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Leading Story Hour at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum gives preservice teachers a safe and supportive environment to teach young children about the core content of ICRCM’s mission — such as race, cultural diversity, and historical injustices — content that beginning preservice elementary school teachers often don’t get opportunities to teach.
Each month of story hour in 2020 is organized around a topic/theme selected by the museum. Learn more at sitinmovement.org.