People Need to Know follows a group of students as they study the defining event in their community's history - a 1930 lynching that was captured in one of the century's most iconic and disturbing photographs. Through the stories, the book develops an approach to curriculum in which students create products of value beyond the school walls.
Robert M. Lucas is Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary and Middle Grades Education at East Carolina University. He holds a PhD in education from Stanford University as well as a B.A. and an M.A. from Harvard University.