Civil-rights era studied through letters and art

English teachers adapt to new standards

Posted: January 28, 2014 at 5 a.m.

NWA Media/BEN GOFF Hannah Boydston (from left), 15, Mason Guillory, 16, John Hedgecock, 16, Delicio Sepulveda, 15, and Samuel Stubbs, 15, participate in a discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.’s book Why We Can’t Wait Monday in Heather Thompson’s sophomore English class at Bentonville High School. Students at the high school participated in a nine-week study of segregation and the Civil Rights movement.

Mouie Lanje, 16, was sitting in the “hot seat” in the middle of his sophomore English class at Bentonville High School when he asked his classmates what it would be like to live without basic human rights.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 7 on 01/28/2014