Hallmark Channel Movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham"

Subjects: Civics, Ethics & Communities, History
Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8
Source: Hallmark Channel and Walden Media

Hallmark Channel in partnership with Walden Media has designed for educators a new framework for teaching their students about the Civil Rights Movement with customized curriculum created around the new Hallmark Channel original movie, “The Watsons go to Birmingham,” which premieres on Friday, September 20, 2013.  Adapted from Christopher Paul Curtis’ award-winning book “The Watsons go to Birmingham 1963,” the film follows an African American family on a profoundly life-altering road trip from Flint, Michigan to the racially charged tinderbox that was Birmingham, Alabama in the summer of 1963, where real-life events ignited the Civil Rights Movement and forever changed the course of American history.  The educator’s resources have been authored by Robert L. Selman and Tracy Elizabeth and are available for the classroom.

Hallmark Channel Movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham"

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