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Young scholars examine the context of a speech delivered by Barack Obama. In this African-American history lesson, students discuss the 15th Amendment and the American Civil Rights Movement prior to analyzing Barack Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Women of the Civil Rights Movement: Height, King, Robinson
The inspiring and harrowing stories of Dorothy Height, Coretta Scott King, and Amelia Boynton are transcribed in these pages, lending a true voice to the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement. These pages would make an excellent reader's theater in class, and lend well to a writing assignment on the women of the Civil Rights Movement.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 62 Downloads
Students examine various perspectives of the Civil Rights Movement. In this American history instructional activity, students view several kinds of primary sources including political cartoons, news articles and music to explore different perspectives of the Civil Rights Movement.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 6 Views 29 Downloads
Remember the Titans
Students explore the civil rights movement of the 1950's - 1960's. They investigate the importance of the civil rights movement and the reaction of the southern people. Students observe a video. They discuss civil rights issues.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 46 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
Women of the Civil Rights Movement: Photographs
Using the linked graphic organizer (below), students view, identify and discuss five images of famous women associated with the Civil Rights Movement. This activity does not include any question on its own, and would be used most efficiently in the context of the additional "Women of the Civil Rights Movement" documents, which are linked with the graphic organizer.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Women of the Civil Rights Movement: Ella Baker
A transcript of an interview with Ella Baker, a central figure in African American politics, pairs well with a graphic organizer (linked below). As a group, students will learn much about the feminine presence during the Civil Rights Movement, and how integral it was to modern-day civil rights.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 50 Downloads
Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members will fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.
7th - 9th Language Arts 170 Views 311 Downloads CCSS: Designed
"You've got to keep the whites and blacks separate!" In an attempt to keep students segregated, Bull Connor actually revived the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama. Learn about his efforts, Martin Luther King Junior's responses, and Kennedy's influence from office.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Civil Rights Leaders
Tenth graders investigate three American leaders from the Civil Rights Movement while they examine the early 1960's and the topic of racial equality. They listen to music from the era, read speeches, and look at images of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and John F.
10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 16 Downloads
Remembering Two Trailblazers of African American History: Harriet Tubman and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Eighth graders research the life of Harriet Tubman or Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and create unbound reports using word-processing or presentation software.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads
Introduction to Music of the Civil Rights Era
Students summarize the major events of the Civil Rights Movement. They examine leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X and what they did for the movement. They also listen to music from the Civil Rights Era and their functions.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 9 Downloads
Civil Rights Heroes
Students explore the actions of people involved in the Civil Rights Movement. They explore the reasons for the movement and its successes and failures, and explain the sacrifices made by those who participated in the movement.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Ralph McGill: the "Conscience of the South"
Students view a film, "Dawn's Early Light: Ralph McGill and the Segregated South." As groups of students observe the movie, they list key dates, significant persons interviewed, and cultural characteristics. Upon completion of the movie, students create a timeline of McGills life, a timeline the Civil Rights movement, and write a biographical sketch of important people.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads