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The Movement Before the Movement: Civil Rights Activists in the 1940s
In this civil right worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer that requires them to list ways that World War II and events in the 1940's led to the growth of the American Civil Rights Movement.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 27 Downloads
How Would the World be Different?
Students examine the impact of Martin Luther King, Jr. In this civil rights lesson, students imagine the outcome of the Civil Rights Movement had King never been born. Students compose essays that feature King's roles in the movement.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
CRM and Political Issues
Ninth graders explore the impact of the American Civil Rights Movement. In this 20th century American history lesson plan, 9th graders watch "A Time for Justice," and listen to a voting rights speech delivered by President Johnson. Students discuss the how the movement affected politics and then write reflections in their journals.
9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Black Music: Its Message and Meaning
Learners develop an appreciation for modern black music from a historical, political and lyrical perspective. They examine the political and the historical surge of the civil rights movement of the 1960's and how this surge directly or indirectly affected black musicians, who in turn affected the black population of America during this period.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 18 Downloads
Write a Letter to Jesse Owens
Students examine the accomplishments of Jesse Owens and the views of the Nazi Party in 1936. They read and discuss two handouts, conduct research on the Nazi Party's views and the Civil Rights Movement in American in 1936, and write a letter to Jesse Owens.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
This is Rosa Parks
Students observe the difference that one person can make. In this Civil Rights Movement lesson, students discuss the concepts of segregation and boycotting. They compare and contrast two African American women who were pivotal to the Civil Rights Movement.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Martin Luther King Jr.: Day 6
Students research the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. In this research skills lesson, students read Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport. Students then research selected books and Internet sources about King's accomplishments.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Makings of a Great Leader: The Childhood of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students examine why Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered to be such a great man, by listening to the many anecdotes about his experiences. In this Martin Luther King, Jr. lesson, students read the story about Ruby Bridges and compare and contrast the two men.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 16 Views 56 Downloads
Differences Make Us Special
Students explore the similarities and differences among their classmates. They are introduced to the Civil Rights Movement-that all people be treated equally and fairly. Students discuss the importance of appreciating individual differences.
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History 4 Views 12 Downloads
"Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry"
Young scholars read and analyze the historical aspects of the novel "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry." They summarize the main events of each chapter, and participate in class discussions about the Civil Rights movement in the U.S. Students culminate the unit by writing an analytical essay.
7th - 8th Language Arts 12 Views 66 Downloads
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Students investigate the Montgomery Bus Boycott. In this American Civil Rights Movement lesson, students determine whether or not they would have taken part in the boycott and write a 5 paragraph essay about the implications of partaking.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: Exploring an Era through Visual Culture
Ninth graders examine the role of culture in society. After viewing a painting, they expand their knowledge of the Civil Rights movement. They analyze the era by reading poetry and listening to music. They create a visual image to construct a portrait of an aspect from the present day.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 3 Downloads
Students examine role spirituals have played in African American history and religion, examine Harriet Tubman's use of spirituals in her work, explore power of spirituals in Civil Rights Movement, and work with oral tradition, biography, and song.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Rosa Parks: Mother of Civil Rights Movement
Students read an article from Time and react to the article based upon what they have studied about Rosa Parks. They find that even though Rosa is no longer alive, she still has an impact today. They focus on that impact she has and write a short essay describing the impact they feel still exists today because of her.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
In King's Words
Young scholars analyze writings of Mr. Martin Luther King Jr. They read and discuss an article, and in pairs, research and analyze a written work or speech by Dr. King, create a mixed media collage to represent the text, and write an artist statement.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 64 Downloads
We Are The Freedom Riders
Students consider the role of the Freedom Riders. In this American Civil Rights instructional activity, students watch videos, listen to lectures, and conduct research regarding the participants in the Freedom Ride protest. Several weblinks, worksheets, and project options are included with this instructional activity.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 59 Downloads
Come to My Dinner Party
Students are given a copy of a dinner part worksheet. They research or review the role of each person on the list. Pupils decide the placement of four tables. The goal is for each table to have lively conversations, so they are instructed to look for companions with differing points of views.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Marching For Freedom
Students appreciate the sacrifices that people from across the country made to ensure that all citizens could exercise their constitutional right to vote. They access excellent websites and documents imbedded in this plan to guide their research.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads