General Description

Two decades of the most tumultuous and unprecedented period of American history and the dream himself, MLK.


Stages 5 and 6 History teachers. 

English teachers. 


Teaching Standards

1.1.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students:  Use teaching strategies based on knowledge of students’ physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics to improve student learning,

1.2.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Understand how students learn:  Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn,

2.2.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Content selection and organisation:  Organise content into coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching programs,

2.3.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Curriculum, assessment and reporting:  Design and implement learning and teaching programs using knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements

 Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing “Civil Rights in the USA 1945 - 1968 (HSC)” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors  1.1.2,   1.2.2,  2.2.2,  2.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Venue Information:

Club York

Level 2, 99 York St




It is part of the Bowlers Club, with an entrance beside the Club.  Take the lift to Level 2.  A couple of buildings from the corner of Market Street, on the left-hand side heading towards Circular Quay.  Middle of CBD.


5 min. walk from Town Hall Station, through Queen Vic. Building to Market St.  

Buses from George or York Streets.  Market Street is the closest stop.

Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.


Available underneath the Club.  Entrance Secure Parking 168 Clarence Street (back of building).

Parking Rates

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.


Session 1 - Who's Jim Crow?

1 hour

This session will focus on the historical background and context of segregation and institutionalised racism in the USA. We also examine the development of Black power and identity coupled with the resistance they faced.

Session 2 - Civil rights - aims and challenges

2 hours

This session will look at the different aims and goals of the civil rights activists and emerging movements. It will also examine the challenges they faced and ongoing entrenched social and cultural attitudes including political obstacles.

Session 3 - Achievements and MLK

2 hours

This session focuses on the different methods (violent and non-violent) employed by groups and individuals to challenge legal, political , economic and social racial policies and practices. It also looks specifically at MLK and his role in advocating for civil rights, political connections and an evaluation of his impact.

What To Bring


Writing material.


Lubna Haddad

Lubna passionately taught History and Legal Studies for 17 years, marked the HSC and SC marking and judging. She also worked for 10 years as Head of HSIE, and loved being involved in teacher training and mentoring, particularly focused on curriculum and assessment implementation. Most recently, Lubna focused on students’ essay writing and HOT skills and runs HSC revision seminars, and online tutoring and mentoring. Currently, Lubna is focused on developing additional Modern History courses, face to face and online, and is proudly assisting teachers and support staff through her work at the Independent Education Union (NSW/ACT).