Civil Rights Act of 1964 Teacher Resources
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Separate but Never Equal
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.
"I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar"
Students explore U.S. history by examining the role women played in the development of the country. In this women's rights instructional activity, students read several books with their classmates which discuss the fight women had to go through to get equality in this country. Students utilize vocabulary terms associated with the feminist movement and create class presentations through posters, PowerPoint, time-lines or any other creative solution.
Congressional Committees and the Legislative Process
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
Does It Look All Right to Me?
Students 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.
Does It Looks All Right to Me?
Young scholars explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students examine the accomplishments of Civil Rights leaders' as works of philanthropy. Young scholars read literature regarding diversity and study the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March.
Civil Rights Examination
For this American Civil Rights worksheet, students respond to 40 multiple choice questions about the important events and people of the movement.
We Shall Overcome
Students 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.
We Shall Overcome
Learners 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.
In the Struggle for Equality and Justice for All
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.
Affirmative Action Debate
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.
Art and Politics
Learners analyze the work of three artists whose art work illustrates important political and social events. In this art analysis lesson plan, students analyze the art of Jasper Johns, Charles Moore, and Andy Warhol. Learners complete image based discussion and three related projects.
Eleventh graders explore American government reform. In this Progressive Era lesson, 11th graders read about the Era in their textbooks and in the provided handouts. Students then create group presentations and write essays on the role of Progressives in changing American government.
The Distance Formula and Marching Nonviolently for Social Change
Students explore the distance formula using real world data from nonviolent marches for social change. In this secondary mathematics lesson, students investigate the marches of Gandhi and King using maps overlaid with a coordinate grid. Students use the distance formula to determine the lengths of the marches.
Civil Rights Leaders
Students explore racism in America by researching historic victories for equality. In this African American leaders activity, students discuss the contributions Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. made while reading a timeline. Students listen to King's "I Have a Dream" speech on the Internet.
Was the Great Society Successful?
Students explore the Great Society. In this U.S. history and government lesson, students view the video "The Great Society," identify the major points of the speech, and compare and contrast the content with The New Deal.
Social Activism In The United States
Students explore justice issues. In this social activism lesson, students watch "Social Activism in the United States," and then locate newspaper articles from the 1960's and 1970's about events during the era.
AP Civil Rights
For this American Civil Rights Movement worksheet, 12th graders respond to 20 multiple choice, 10 true/false, 13 fill in the blank, and 6 short answer questions about the movement.
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, January 29, 2009
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
Cold War/Civil Right Crossword Puzzle
In this online interactive U. S. History crossword puzzle learning exercise, learners use the 10 clues regarding the Cold War and Civil Rights Movement to find the appropriate answers to complete the word puzzle.
Chapter 23 – The Civil Rights Movement
In this U.S. history worksheet, high schoolers read assigned textbook pages on the Civil Rights Movement and respond to 48 short answer questions.