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What Is Juneteenth, and Why Is It so Important?

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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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • 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
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the TEDEd "Things They Don't Teach in School (But Should)" series
Pros
  • Includes a comprehension check, links to related resources, and discussion questions
Cons
  • None
Common Core