Education for All explores how individuals share personal stories about overcoming conflict.

By reviewing personal testimony, students will consider the difficult choices that individuals must make when working to make a difference in their community.

Students will listen to the testimony of Savannah residents that were among the first group of Black students to integrate public schools, and read NAACP pamphlets written in 1964 to celebrate those students.

Objectives:

After completing the lesson students will be better able to:

- Examine spoken testimony for facts and details.
- Identify the causes and effects of important decisions.
- Discuss the choices that they make.
- Use the museum resources to explore Savannah's history.

Subjects:

History
- Savannah history
- Education
Language Arts
- Sharing a personal narrative
- Summarizing an interview

Age Levels:

- Elementary (9 to 12 years old)
- Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
- High School (16 to 18 years old)
- College (18+ years old)

Activities

Savannah Schools

Explore 25 years of a changing school population with an interactive map displaying data from schools across the city and state. Share your own education story and be a part of our exhibit.

School Pioneer Interview

Listen to Patricia Jamerson talk about her experience integrating Jenkins High School. Learn about the brave choice she made. Would you have made the same decision?

Celebrating Students

In 1964, the Savannah NAACP published a pamphlet celebrating the group of pioneering Black students that were the first to integrate public schools in the city. How did the community feel about these courageous students?