Dr. Jeremiah Clabough Working with Students at i3 Academy

The UAB School of Education's mission is to develop and share knowledge to support education, health, and wellness professionals who serve diverse worlds in urban and rural contexts.

Jeremiah Clabough, Ph.D., who is an associate professor in our secondary social science education program, is doing just that with his civil rights education research program. Dr. Clabough is working on a project with social studies teachers at I3 Academy in Birmingham, Alabama, to thematically teach civil rights issues to sixth graders.

The project aims to expand social studies and civil rights teachings in K-12 schools to help students connect civil rights issues throughout U.S. history in today's society. Dr. Clabough's research project aims to help middle school students realize that civil rights issues have been public issues throughout U.S. history. For the project, Dr. Clabough is working with a sixth-grade social studies teacher to focus lessons on a historical or contemporary figure advocating for civil rights issues in U.S. society.

Dr. Clabough's project includes ten week-long projects with multiple learning activities, assessments, and resources to explore, compare, and contrast how historical individuals advocated for civil rights issues in history.

One of the weekly resources is a book highlighting specific historical figures and discussing their civil rights advocacies. Dr. Clabough's research aims to find the best ways for students to connect historical figures and grasp how civil rights issues are present throughout U.S. history. He has already seen promising benefits of the resources as the students at i3 Academy have been consistently making evidence-based arguments in the assessments and strengthening their writing skills.

The list of books and topics in Dr. Clabough's project are below as resources for teachers, parents, and individuals to use when discussing civil rights issues.

 

Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow

Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow. During this reading the unit discussion is on reconstruction.

A Splash of Red - the Life and Art of Horace Pippin

A Splash of Red - the Life and Art of Horace Pippin the unit discussion around this book is on World War I.

Black & White

The unit around this book is 1960s Birmingham.

Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told

Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told, the unit discussions on this book are on Women's Suffrage.

The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage

The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage and the unit discussion is World War I.

Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills

Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills unit discussion is on Harlem Renaissance.

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre unit is on early 20th century civil rights.

Wind Flyers

Wind Flyers unit discussion is on World War II.

Thurgood

Thurgood's unit discussion is on Brown. V. Board of Education and school integration.

Remember: The Journey to School Integration

Remember: The Journey to School Integration has unit discussions on Brown V. Board of Education and school integration.

March Book Two

March Book Two group discussions are on non-violent civic disobedience with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

We’ve Got a Job

We’ve Got a Job's unit discussions are on the Children's March.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali's unit discussion is on the Vietnam War.