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New Review Living History: Local Voices of the Civil Rights Movement
Your young historians will learn about the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the nature of Jim Crow laws from those in the community who experienced it first-hand.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 5 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
The Civil Rights Movement Encyclopedia
Students conduct research on the Civil Rights Movement and participants in order to create an encyclopedia with alphabetical articles about some of the leaders and the ordinary people who made a difference in the movement. The articles for the encyclopedia are written so first-graders are able to read and understand.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 43 Views 96 Downloads
The Civil Rights Movement
Young scholars create encyclopedias for the American Civil Rights Movement. In this 20th century American history instructional activity, students research the contributions of lesser and well-known civil rights activists and write encyclopedia entries featuring their findings.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 25 Views 47 Downloads
Religion and the Civil Rights Movement
Students investigate the role of religion in the Civil Rights Movement. In this religion and ethics lesson, students explore the separation of church and state as they examine how religious faith has inspired social change in the United States.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Ordinary People, Ordinary Places: The Civil Rights Movement
Pupils 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 48 Downloads
Historical Locations of The Civil Rights Movement
A geographic perspective helps historians learn about significant eras such as the civil rights movement. Through research and source analysis, learners create a report depicting a significant location of this time. They synthesize their findings into a visual display.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 7 Views 38 Downloads
Experiences of the Civil Rights Movement: A Roundtable Project
High schoolers interview people who witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand and summarize their discussion. They participate in a simulation to experience the thoughts and emotions of the era. Students create a persona of a person who is affected by the Civil Rights Movement, either for or against, use the informtion from research, class discussions, and their interviews to help build their charcter's personality.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement
Young scholars analyze historic rulings that played roles in the Civil Rights Movement. In this civil right lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding Plessy v. Ferguson, Sipuel v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, Weatt v.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 24 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 33 Views 126 Downloads
America's Civil Rights Movement
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.
11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 73 Downloads
Understanding the Music of the Civil Rights Movement
Students examine protest music and songs from the Civil Rights movement. In this music of the Civil Rights era lesson, students listen to selected music before working in groups to determine who the music was directed at, what social ills the lyrics were addressing, and what affect the music had.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 120 Downloads
Introduction to the Civil Rights Movement
Students explore the civil rights movement through historical narratives. In this civil rights lesson, students are randomly separated into two groups. Students research the civil rights movements using two sets of materials; one for each group.
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills 15 Views 92 Downloads
USA: the KKK and Civil Rights Movement
Students view film footage of the Ku Klux Klan in the U.S. in the early 1920s and examine how the actions of the KKK have been viewed by different strands of the civil rights movement. They watch the film and answer discussion questions, and in pairs write captions for the newsreel from the point of view of different civil rights leaders.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 29 Downloads
The Civil Rights Movement
Students explore the events of the Civil Rights Movement. In this research skills lesson, students research the important figures, events, and ideas of the American Civil Rights Movement as they visit suggested websites that feature images, videos, and primary documents.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 69 Downloads
Keep on Pushing: Popular Music and the Civil Rights Movement
High schoolers explore music that exemplified the Civil Rights Movement. In this music and history lesson, students research 1960's protest songs, Motown recorded music, and rap of the 1990's to consider the power of music and its reflection on the social conscience.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 48 Downloads
How did Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson affect the Civil Rights Movement?
Students research Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson then utilize their findings to determine what each of the three Presidents contributed to the Civil Rights Movement. In this U.S. History activity, students work in small groups to create a poster and a Venn Diagram that depicts their findings.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 30 Downloads