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2021 Schoolcation Road Trips Following the Civil Rights Movement

With COVID-19 still looming over 2021, many students are studying from home. Instead of being discouraged, let's explore the world of "schoolcations". Schoolcations are rising in popularity as parents and children work from home during the COVID-19 outbreak. With wifi and a van, families are setting out across the country for education and history combined with travel!

A fun and creative alternative to homeschooling, schoolcations are taking the country by storm. Before you plan your 2021 road trip, here are some helpful tips on planning an educational experience for the family. 

Pick a theme! Instead of teaching history from multiple eras all at the same time, pick a theme and build your trip around it. Plan your excursions around historical events and moments along your road trip and try to find accurate and interactive experiences for the whole family. 

Schoolcations aren't just for families with children! College students, avid roadtrippers, and historical enthusiasts can all get in on the fun! Grab a travel buddy, store up on snacks, and hit the open road to explore the rich and complex history of America. 

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, which is just around the corner on January 18th, 2021, we've found great sources for planning a schoolcation following the Civil Rights Movement. These resources hold historical locations and events to help bring the movement to life for any age. 

Interactive Map of the Civil Rights Movement

https://civilrightstrail.com/interactive-map/

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/mlk-civil-rights-hot-spots/

Road Trip Supplemental Materials for the Civil Rights Movement

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/spring-2012/civil-rights-road-trip

How to Teach Students and Children About the Civil Rights Movement

https://www.edutopia.org/article/better-way-teach-civil-rights-movement

https://americanhistory.mrdonn.org/civilrightsmovement.html

  

Who are you taking on your next road trip? Send them a US travel map so you can map your travels together! Use our push pin travel maps to plan your trip, remember your travels, and inspire future adventures! Available in modern slate and classic mahogany styles.

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  • Great idea! I’m new to this site but I’m already a fan! Keep up the good vibes!

    Geneva

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