Shikaya Resource List
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Shikaya has put together a list of the resources from our library. These resources are available for all our Facing the Past teachers. The Resource list consists of Books, Dvd’s, classroom sets as well as teacher guides that can be used in their classrooms.
Contact Lauren at our offices on 021 671 7200 for more information on the availability of resource material.
You may also contact Nicola Frick regarding ideas for resources to use.
A Class Divided is filmed 15 years after the Eye of the Storm. This sequel explores what the children in Jane Elliot’s daring classroom exercise learned about discrimination and how it still affects them today. Ms Elliot meets with some of her former students to analyse the exercise in prejudice and its impact on their lives.
Schindler’s List is a 1993 film about Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand mostly Polish-Jewish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg, and based on the novel Schindler’s Ark by Australian novelist Thomas Keneally.
At the River I Stand skilfully reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a strike by Memphis sanitation worker into a national conflagration, and disentangles the complex historical forces that came together with the inevitability of tragedy at the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Little Rock Central High: 50 Years Later is an eye-opening look at racial equality, education, and class at the landmark high school today, where educational equality remains elusive. In 1957, Little Rock Central High School became a symbol of the struggles and hopes of the Civil Rights Movement. Nine African-American students were prevented from entering the building by an angry mob of whites outside the school. After 50 years, it is a stark reminder of the steps that still need to be made toward equality.
A Walk through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers: The second American Revolution is a two-part series that chronicles the history of the civil rights movement in the United States. Moyers discusses with Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee the development of the American education system, from the days of the “separate but equal” doctrine of segregation, to the ground-breaking desegregation case in 1954 of Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, KS.
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow explores segregation from the end of the civil war to the dawn of the modern civil rights movement. Lynching and beatings by night, demeaning treatment by day. A life of crushing subordination for Southern blacks that was maintained by white supremacist laws and customs known as “Jim Crow.
Lost Boys of Sudan is an Emmy-nominated feature-length documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa’s cruellest civil wars, Peter Dut and Santino Chuor survived lion attacks and militia gunfire to reach a refugee camp in Kenya along with thousands of other children. From there, remarkably, they were chosen to come to America. Safe at last from physical danger and hunger, a world away from home, they find themselves confronted with the abundance and alienation of contemporary American suburbia.
The Road to Brown tells the story of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling as the culmination of a brilliant legal assault on segregation that launched the Civil Rights movement. It is also a moving and long overdue tribute to a visionary but little known black lawyer, Charles Hamilton Houston, “the man who killed Jim Crow.”
The Murder of Emmitt Till is story of a fourteen-year-old black boy who whistled at a white woman in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Emmett Till, a teen from Chicago, didn’t understand that he had broken the unwritten laws of the Jim Crow South until three days later, when two white men dragged him from his bed in the dead of night, beat him brutally and then shot him in the head.
Straightlaced is a powerful documentary about the lives of teens and young adults as seen through the gender lens. Approaching society’s ideas and ideals of gender through clothes, sexuality, sports, dance, safety, consumerism and emotion, the film addresses the complexities of conceptions of masculinity and femininity for Generation Z.
Freedom Riders is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.