Teacher's Guide

About the Guide

The Guide supports teaching in grades 6 through 12 about democracy, civic action, and the struggle for racial equality in the U.S. and Massachusetts, highlighting the national significance of our commonwealth’s own historical legacy. Download the materials below to enrich your students' experience with the exhibit — online or in-person — and its central themes.

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Before You Visit

Foundational lessons on slavery, freedom and the law in MA to prepare students to learn from the exhibit in greater depth.

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At the Exhibit

Activities to focus and enhance student learning during a virtual or in-person visit.

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After You Visit

Diverse strategies to extend student learning, making connections between past and current issues of racial injustice.

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Further Learning

The best of books, websites and other resources for young people and educators.

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