Civil Rights Act of 1964 Teacher Resources
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Young scholars examine Chisholm's life and career, and explore her thoughts on some of the issues of her time. They read a speech that Chisholm delivered on the Equal Rights Amendment and conduct research on the Women's Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
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.
Who is protected by the Bill of Rights? Learners examine the Bill of Rights and conduct research regarding gay people in the military. They use their research findings to prepare for and participate in a debate regarding the military ban of openly gay people.
Learners 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.
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.
In this online interactive history worksheet, learners 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.
Students 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.
Learners 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. Learners 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. In 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. For this statistics lesson, students discuss the effects of stereotyping, discrimination, and gender bias in the classroom. They collect data on different work places dealing with these issues.
Students 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. Students 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 lesson can stand alone and would work with any grade level. Photograph Analysis Guide and photographs for analysis are included.
Learners 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. Learners complete the Venn diagram to display how segregation effected African-Americans.
Students 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. Students utilize vocabulary terms associated with the feminist movement and create class presentations through posters, PowerPoint, time-lines or any other creative solution.
Students 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
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.
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning instructional activity, 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.
For 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.
Young scholars 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.