Civil Rights Act of 1964 Teacher Resources

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Eleventh graders study the history of immigration from 1850 to the present.  For this American History lesson, 11th graders compare the 1924 and 1965 immigration acts and give a reasoned opinion on each.  Students research, write, and make a presentation on a notable immigrant to the United States.
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr.
There are a lot of factors tied up in the US economic system. Quiz the class on how well they understand the US's economic goals, systems, and infrastructure. There are ten questions to answer.
High schoolers examine racial discrimination and how it affects the economic outlook.  In this economics lesson students view videos and examine economic strategies. 
In this online interactive history activity, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about the American Civil Rights Movement. 
Pupils examine laws that have affected women in history: the 1780's, following the United States independence from England; the 1880's, the time of westward expansion, the silver/gold era, and the coming of the Industrial Revolution.
Students investigate the message of Martin Luther King Jr. and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. They explore various websites, conduct Internet research, and develop a presentation that analyzes an event and place of the Civil Rights Movement.
Sixth graders research the important people, places and events of the Civil Rights Movement using the Internet. They design a PowerPoint presentation, a brochure, and a website using the information from their research.
Students examine the racial inequality that existed in the United States before the Civil Rights Movement. After listening to song lyrics and viewing photographs, they discover the importance of the movement in helping society move toward equality. They write essays and speak orally about their views on the movement and their empathy for African-Americans.
Pupils engage in the study of the social problems associated with the 1960's and 1970's. They explain how the government made attempts to solve the problem and evaluate the success. This is done through the writing of an essay using primary resources.
Students make their own chalk art or poster that represents a protest sign. In this protest sign lesson plan, students look at signs from the Civil Rights movement and then make their own.
Students examine the struggle for desegregation during the Civil Rights Movement. They assess ways in which race relations have and have not changed since the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
Students apply specific reading strategies to answer questions about the selection Freedom on the Menu. For this reading comprehension lesson, students read a selection called Freedom on the Menu and use specific reading strategies to answer comprehension questions about the selection.
Students and their parents participate in a volunteer opportunity in their community in order to solve a problem. In this problem solving lesson plan, students reflect on historical problems and see how they can solve a current problem.
For 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.
Eleventh graders explore the process of perfecting the Union through changes made to the Constitution, and through the powers delegated to each branch of government.  In this American Government instructional activity, 11th graders research various Supreme Court Cases.  Students conduct a debate about race in America. 
Young scholars explore desegregation in the courts. In this civil rights lesson, students listen to their instructor present a lecture on Supreme Court cases Brown v. Board of Education and Plessy v. Ferguson. Young scholars examine the cases and respond to dicussion questions..
Students consider the implications of segregation. In this Civil Rights Movement lesson, students take a survey about discrimination in daily life. Students examine the results of the survey and discuss the effects of Brown v. Board of Education decision. Students respond to a writing prompt about segregation.
In this 20th century American history worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the Kennedy and Johnson presidencies and respond to 46 short answer questions.
Students study the contributions of African Americans and place these figures on a timeline. They examine the Civil Rights Acts and how it came to be using a Disney Cable in the Classroom lesson.

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