Civil Rights Movement Teacher Resources
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The Movement Before the Movement: Civil Rights Activists in the 1940s
In this civil right learning exercise, 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
Black Music: Its Message and Meaning
Young scholars 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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
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
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Childhood Stories of Truth and Nonviolence
Fifth graders explore the childhood of Martin Luther King, Jr. In this nonviolent resistance lesson, 5th graders listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of King's early life and how that life contributed to his...
5th Social Studies & History
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...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
The Makings of a Great Leader: The Childhood of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Learners 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. instructional activity, students read the story about Ruby...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
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...
9th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
We Are The Freedom Riders
Students consider the role of the Freedom Riders. In this American Civil Rights lesson, students watch videos, listen to lectures, and conduct research regarding the participants in the Freedom Ride protest. Several weblinks, worksheets,...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Evolution of Civil Rights
Students listen to four songs from the African American culture in the 1930's, and the call for action during World War II plus the promise and hope for equality in the 1950's and 1960's. They use the lyrics to analyze the civil rights...
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts