Grade 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-2
On-Demand Webinar

Juneteenth: Civil Rights to Silver Rights

Time: 60 mins,
Presenter: Angie Battle


Teachers will be able to:

  • Understand different strategies and tools to teach economic concepts and historical events in a way that is engaging and understandable for students.
  • Integrate economic topics into existing curricula, aligning with educational standards that focus on historical analysis and human rights education.
  • Collaborate with peers, share best practices, and expand their professional network creating a collaborative environment that fosters a community of learners.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.


*All resources presented in the webinar are linked in the presentation slides


Juneteenth is a celebration of African American culture, history, and achievements. The day is also an opportunity to reflect on the ongoing struggle for racial justice and equality. This professional development webinar intertwines history, economics, and civil rights. Through a combination of interactive activities and in-depth analysis, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the economic underpinnings of racial segregation laws and the transformative effects of the Civil Rights movement. Participants will understand “Silver Rights” as Basic Human Rights with an emphasis on the right to economic participation and access to financial resources as fundamental human rights. There will be ample discussion time about the historical efforts to secure these rights for marginalized communities, showcasing key figures and movements.