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Picture the Dream Virtual Tour (Grades K–3)


Illustration by George Ford of Ruby Bridges.

In this three-part video series, experience the exhibition Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books. This series is geared for Kindergarten through 3rd grade students. It can also be used at any grade level to discuss the civil rights movement through the lens of children’s book illustrations.

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Part 1: A Backwards Path

In this short video, students will experience the first part of the exhibition Picture the DreamIn this section, a few key events leading up to the civil rights movement will be explored through children’s book illustrations. This is a brief look at what happened leading up to the movement.



Part 2: The Rocks Are the Road

In this segment, the key figures and leaders of the civil rights movement will be explored through the lens of children’s book illustrations in Picture the DreamThis is a brief look into what happened during the movement.



Part 3: Today’s Journey, Tomorrow’s Promise

In this last segment of the three-part series related to the exhibition Picture the Dream, students will see where the civil rights movement led the United States and where the movement is today.