This What Is Juneteenth, and Why Is It so Important? instructional video also includes:
A short TEDEd video details the history of Juneteenth celebrations, the events of June 19, 1865, and the importance of Juneteenth celebrations.
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- Have class members craft a letter to elected officials urging them to declare June 19 a National Holiday
- Include in a study of the American Civil War, slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation, or national holidays
- Part of the TEDEd "Things They Don't Teach in School (But Should)" series
- Includes a comprehension check, links to related resources, and discussion questions