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Students discuss the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and affirmative action) and how it has influenced American history in the decades since it's signing.
Students examine how Congress makes laws and what the role of congressional committees is in this process. This help them explain key concepts associated with the legislative process such as filibuster, cloture, bipartisan, petition, and lobbying.
Students analyze political cartoons. In this political cartoon lesson, students analyze an editorial cartoon to develop an understanding of the historical context, symbolism, and exaggerated characteristics of the cartoon regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
So many people fought for Civil Rights in the United States. Read about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and discuss what the act guarantees. Then pass out a slew of magazines and encourage them to observe how often minorities appear in each resource. After answering the provided questions, they'll be clued in on some of the complexities still present in our society. 
For this online interactive American history worksheet, students answer 15 matching questions regarding Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students take a closer look at the political side of the American Civil Rights Movement. In this 20th century American history lesson plan, students research the contributions of President Johnson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and J. Edgar Hoover to the movement. Students also read the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Young scholars complete a unit of lessons on the Civil Rights movement. They create a timeline, write a newspaper article, develop and present a skit, participate in a debate, and create a Powerpoint presentation.
Students examine how historical events have helped to shape society, the roles played by singers and protest songs in the movement for civil rights, and the role American citizens played in shaping their society. Students make posters and PowerPoint presentations, create time lines, participate in debates, write a newspaper article, and compose a creative writing in this project.
Addressing the main ideas of the Civil Rights movement, this worksheet contains both multiple choice and true/false questions for student review. Teachers could use this activity as a quiz or homework assignment.
Students investigate the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In this segregation lesson, students explore the rights that were guaranteed by the legislation as well as attempts by southerners to stop African Americans from voting. Students investigate Freedom Summer initiatives to increase African American voting.
Students analyze political cartoons. In this civil rights lesson, students analyze a political cartoon to develop an understanding of the historical context, symbolism, and exaggerated characteristics of the cartoon that depicts Everett Dirksen and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Let's stand united! Back in 1964 the United States changed forever. Laws were enacted that called for equal rights among everyone. Listen to the changes the laws caused in the years that followed.
Was nonviolent resistance the best means of securing civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s? In this highly engaging and informative lesson, your young historians will closely analyze several key documents from the civil rights movement, including criticisms of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s political demonstrations in Birmingham. They will also listen to an excerpt from King's renowned "I Have a Dream" speech, and evaluate the pros and cons of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience in a class debate.
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the influence of their religious beliefs on their activism and their contributions to society. They will then arrange themselves into chronological order according to the accomplishments of the figures they researched and peer-teach their group's findings to their classmates.
Lead your class through John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men with a comprehensive guide. The resource starts out with an anticipation guide and includes a background study guide, vocabulary section with practice, novel guide, and several graphic organizers. The background is separated by topic and the novel guide is organized by chapter. Class members will build a deep understanding of the book with the activities included here.
Designed for an advanced placement class, this resource requires class members to assess President Kennedy's dedication to civil rights through reading, discussion, and writing. Provided with a set of eight primary and secondary sources, pupils must read and examine individually before working in small groups to prepare an argument and debate. After the debate, one hour is allotted for a timed writing and self-assessment. All necessary materials are included except a rubric.
The story of women throughout American history is fascinating. Travel the path from domestic slave to the modern day with advocates such as Susan B. Anthony, the Grimké Sisters, and Gloria Steinem. A wonderful presentation that shows how women throughout American history have fought to overcome slavery, inequality, and prejudice against all. Most definitely a good tool to spur outstanding class discussions.
Engage your pupils in a high-interest topic while asking them to look closely into each source with document-based questions and a final essay. Learners explore the emergence of rap music through videos and reading selections. All of the videos and excerpts are included here. The plan calls for class members to cooperatively answer the questions; it's not entirely clear what this means, so structure these conversations in a way that works for your class. Strong materials and a topic with depth for class members to explore.
Should the Equal Rights Amendment be ratified? Is such an amendment to the Constitution necessary to ensure that all women enjoy equal protection under the law? After reading two primary source documents, class members engage in a fishbowl discussion of the question. Consider expanding the question to include other groups and having class groups locate primary sources that support their position.
Using the Internet, as well as textbooks, high school scholars research how Congress has evolved over the years. They examine legislative leaders and their accomplishments, compare and contrast legislative procedures in various eras, and investigate Congress's ability to change public opinion. The richly detailed packet includes a wealth of materials and resource links.

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