Civil Rights Act of 1964 Teacher Resources
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Social Activism in the United States
Seventh graders explore the goals of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. In this US History instructional activity, 7th graders read a newspaper article that reported a significant event during this era. Students write a summary of this event.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Brown v. Board of Education
Ninth graders study the American Civil Rights Movement. In this social justice lesson, 9th graders read "Making History," and discuss the decision in the Brown v. Board of Education case. Students then take the provided Civil Rights test.
9th Social Studies & History 5 Views 22 Downloads
The Kennedy Years
Eighth graders read text and view films about the Kennedy administration. In this preseidential administration instructional activity, 8th graders interview someone who lived during Sputnik, write summaries of lectures, and create posters demonstrating the effects of the Kennedy administration on U.
8th Language Arts 11 Views 44 Downloads
The Roots of Ahimsa
Students investigate the philosophy of nonviolence. In this Ghandi lesson, students discover that Gandhi inspired many civil rights leaders with the idea of ahimsa. Students complete venn diagrams, create timelines, and discuss reading to increase understanding.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 19 Downloads
Lyndon B. Johnson
Students take a closer look at legislation passed in the 1960s. In this Great Society lesson, students research 6 key pieces of legislation signed into law by Johnson. Students use their findings to write collaborative reports.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 25 Downloads
The 36th President: Lyndon B. Johnson, US History
High schoolers research and analyze Lyndon B. Johnson's achievements as the 36th President focusing on his legislative program. They consider how the passage of time can influence a President's reputation.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 18 Downloads
Learning to Respect Each Other
Discover how important Martin Luther King Jr. is to our society. In this civil rights lesson plan, investigate how Dr. King was an advocate for nonviolence and how he fought for civil rights for all Americans. Read and analyze Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 20 Downloads
The ADA, the Supreme Court, and Self-Advocacy
Students study the role the Supreme Court plays in laws and decisions that affect individuals with disabilities and examine the policies of the American with Disabilities Act. They draw parallels between policies enacted by the ADA and the ways in which these policies affect their everyday lives.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 27 Views 35 Downloads
The Election of Barack Obama 44th President of the United States
Students consider the historic implications of Barack Obama's election. In this election of 2008 lesson, students research Obama's accomplishments and determine how his election signifies the success of the American Civil Rights Movement. Students also consider the role that race may have played in the election and write essays about their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Learning From Document - Public Laws
Students research primary sources about the Bracero worker program. For this primary source lesson, students investigate two public laws along with other documents to determine if the Bracero worker program was implemented properly. They apply their research to answer questions on an associated worksheet.
6th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 7 Downloads
Language Recognition and Language Families
Students debate the pros and cons of bilingualism in the United States and in the classroom. Students investigate how language reflects and influences culture, and focus on how to make language acquisition easier for students.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 35 Views 183 Downloads
Civil Rights Movement
Students identify and acquire an understanding of what the Civil Rights Movement consisted of, the issues that sparked the Movement, the people who participated and the events that occurred during the Movement. They also identify how to analyze and interpret photographs and make inferences.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 38 Views 129 Downloads
America's Future Culture
Seventh graders research the past and present policies in the United States regarding immigration. As a class, they read "Immigration Timeline" to examine the various groups who came to America for a better life. To end the lesson plan, they participate in a debate over the issue of bilingual education and whether it should be allowed in schools.
7th Social Studies & History 5 Views 18 Downloads
Shirley Chisholm: Unbought, Unbossed, and Unforgotten
Students 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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 21 Downloads
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 27 Downloads
Do Ask? Do Tell?
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.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads