Civil Rights Act of 1964 Teacher Resources
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Students examine how the White House has been affected by events in the nation's history. They conduct Internet research, analzye online images, define key vocabulary terms, and answer discussion questions.
Students explore debates regarding gay rights following the Supreme Court's Lawrence v. Texas decision. They participate in a fishbowl discussion, exploring questions on marriage, adoption, custody, employment, and military service.
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Eleventh graders explore, analyze and study the background to America's Civil Rights Movement through the court system, mass protest, public opinion, political cartoons and legislation. They research Rosa Parks, Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Young scholars discuss the implications of June 23, 2003 Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action. They research other cases, initiatives, propositions and acts regarding affirmative action in the United States in order to prepare for a series of debates.
Students explore equality by reading a classic Civil Rights story. In this desegregation lesson, students read the book Remember: The Journey to School Integration by Toni Morrison while discussing the Civil Rights Movement. Students research the era on the Internet and discuss specific legal cases such as Brown vs. Board of Education.
Students create a public service announcement against bullying. For this bullying lesson plan, students read news articles and compare cyber bullying to bullying in person.
Students explore the effect of gender bias in the classroom. In this statistics instructional activity, students discuss the effects of stereotyping, discrimination, and gender bias in the classroom. They collect data on different work places dealing with these issues.
Young scholars examine 1960's and 1970's America. In this contemporary history lesson, students examine images, texts, and documents that provide a glimpse into American politics during the decades. Young scholars then conduct further research and write reflections on the lesson.
Robert Coles’ The Story of Ruby Bridges forms the basis of this powerful cross-curricular study of civic education and civic responsibility. Class members consider how the book presents authority, responsibility, justice, and privacy.. Although part of a unit plan, this detailed instructional activity can stand alone and would work with any grade level. Photograph Analysis Guide and photographs for analysis are included.
Students compare and contrast the lives of African-Americans and Caucasians during segregation. In this African-American history lesson, students read the article Separate but Never Equal and create a Venn diagram. Students complete the Venn diagram to display how segregation effected African-Americans.
Young scholars explore U.S. history by examining the role women played in the development of the country. In this women's rights lesson, students read several books with their classmates which discuss the fight women had to go through to get equality in this country. Young scholars utilize vocabulary terms associated with the feminist movement and create class presentations through posters, PowerPoint, time-lines or any other creative solution.
High schoolers review stages of the legislative process, how committees help determine the outcome, and by deciding which bills the full Congress consider. They research committee assignments to consider why representation is important to the people
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students examine the accomplishments of Civil Rights leaders' as works of philanthropy. Students read literature regarding diversity and study the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March.
Middle schoolers identify different viewpoints in society. They describe the characteristics of some of the individuals involved in the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. They listen to a historical narrative and identify issues of inequality.
In this American Civil Rights worksheet, students respond to 40 multiple choice questions about the important events and people of the movement.
Students focus on the struggle for minorities rights. They describe the civil rights movement of the late 1950's and the 1960's. They trace the roots of the movement in the second-class treatment accorded many black Americans and describe attempts to correct unfair laws and customs.
Pupils analyze artist's themes and means of communication, think critically about their sources of information, and weigh claims of national security against the civil liberties of diverse groups.
Students recognize that there are class and school activities that can cause for their exclusion. They defend and dispute an issue in preparing for a debate and determine how a survey can tell you how other classes fell about issues.
Students analyze the work of three artists whose art work illustrates important political and social events. In this art analysis instructional activity, students analyze the art of Jasper Johns, Charles Moore, and Andy Warhol. Students complete image based discussion and three related projects.