An Ordinary Hero: A Curriculum

Dear Educator,

Two of the most important things we can do as teachers is tell our students the truth; and then, tell the whole truth. This is even more critical when the subject at hand is the history of our country. American history is not to be sugar-coated in the classroom simply because some of the stories and experiences of those who came before us can leave an unpleasant aftertaste. Nor should American history focus only on those people, places, and events we’ve all been raised to recognize. There is so much more.

The Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that was established to help further educate the youth not only about the Civil Rights Movement but also empower them to make a positive change in their communities. The Foundation has developed curriculum materials for Grades 6 and above are based on the award-winning documentary, An Ordinary Hero.

Click here to download curriculum materials by Lisa Lacefield, M. Ed.

For more information about bringing these materials to your school, please contact the Foundation via the website

And watch the trailer for the film the National Civil Rights Museum says, “belongs alongside those of other freedom rights champions.”