Web Sites

The Kanawha County Textbook Controversy
National Education Association's Report on the Textbook Controversy

Textbook War
Web site, including documents and photos, from the perspective of a teacher who opposed the books

Banned in the U.S.A.
Book on censorship in schools includes a section on the Textbook Controversy (Google Books: search for "Kanawha")

The Great West Virginia Holy War
1993 editorial about the Textbook Controversy by Charleston Gazette editor James Haught

Education in West Virginia
West Virginia State Archives's Web site about history of education includes links pertaining to the Textbook Controversy

Protester Voices by Karl Priest


Brief Overview of the Events



Articles




Lesson Planning Materials:

Controversial Issues

http://www.procon.org/

http://www.onestopenglish.com/skills/speaking/lesson-plans/pdf-content/speaking-skills-lesson-plans-censored/149725.article


The Great Textbook War
http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/textbooks/

Various Documents and Images

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Kanawha County school board member Alice Moore's 1976 campaign flyer

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Charleston Gazette cartoonist Jim Dent's take on the textbook controversy


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Two-page spread from the 1974-75 George Washington High School (Charleston) Yearbook


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Thomas Jefferson's 1802 letter to the Baptists of Danbury, CT, asserting the principle of a "wall of eternal separation between church and state."


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