Civil Rights Movement Teacher Resources
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Jazz Music and the Crisis Over School Desegregation
High schoolers will learn to appreciate the civil rights movement with a focus on Little Rock, Arkansas. They will also acknowledge Louis Armstrong's unparalleled contributions to American music.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 48 Downloads
The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement
Deepen understanding of the Civil Rights Movement with this collection of primary documents. This resource contains 22 video transcripts about desegregation, voting rights, black power, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and more. You might consider having your class analyze and discuss these primary documents.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 48 Views 423 Downloads
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr.
6th - 12th Language Arts 159 Views 124 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Documented Rights Educational Lesson Plan
How have groups struggled to have their unalienable rights recognized in the United States? Acting as a research team for the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, your young historians will break into groups to research how people groups like African-American slaves, women, Hispanic-Americans, and Native-Americans have worked to secure their freedom and equality throughout the nation's history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 18 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Power of Nonviolence: What Is Nonviolence? What Does It Cost?
Your young learners will delve into the language of primary source documents in order to identify the characteristics, benefits, and costs of nonviolence. The instructional activity includes a mix of activities, including an anticipatory activity, creation of a KWL chart, group jigsaw reading, and final discussion prompt.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Socratic Seminar on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail
Key in the struggle to gain the rights of democratic citizenship was the April 1963 arrest of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for civil disobedience. To deepen their knowledge and understanding of events during the civil rights movement, class members examine several primary source documents, including King’s letter written while he was incarcerated in the Birmingham jail.
7th - 12th Language Arts 48 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Scottsboro Trial
Eleventh graders explore issues of justice in American History through the Scottsboro trials. In this American History instructional activity, 11th graders analyze primary sources and answer questions based on the source. Students create posters about their feelings on the trial.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 20 Downloads
Perspective on the Civil Rights and Dr. Martin Luther King's Speech
Play Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's "I Have a Dream" speech to your young learners, encouraging them to follow along with the paper copy in front of them. There are discussion questions, pictures, and a graphic organizer attached. Especially fruitful is when learners evaluate four different perspectives during the 1960s.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 12 Views 301 Downloads
Our Story: Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence
In this parent and child activity, young learners read Martin’s Big Words and a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There is a wonderful guided reading pdf that defines challenge words and provides reading tips. The object of this activity is for the child to come up with 3 symbols that associate with Martin Luther King and the civils rights movement and then create a picture of each.
1st - 4th Social Studies & History 84 Views 197 Downloads
Leaders in the Struggle for Equality
A study of some of the key people in our nation's history, who were champions of equality for everyone, is the focus of this lesson. Small groups rotate through five centers where they answer questions about: Martin Luther King, Jr., Abe Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Malcom X, and John F.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
The Importance of Martin Luther King Day
Kids and teachers alike are happy for a day off from school, but what makes Martin Luther King, Jr. so special? Why is there a day honoring him? No matter what subject you teach, there's an idea on how to integrate his life and work into an activity to help learners better understand his sacrifice for equality.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 36 Downloads
The Civil Rights Movement
Students learn about the civil rights movement and create a timeline to understand events in chronological order. In this history lesson, students work in groups to choose one activist from the Civil Right era to research. Students then write a character sketch that depicts important people on their timeline.
3rd - 4th Social Studies & History 47 Views 74 Downloads
American Women Who Shaped the Civil Rights Movement Explored Through the Literature of Eloise Greenfield
Examine the women who contributed to the Civil Rights movement. In groups, children read excerpts of writings from Eloise Greenfield and research the women she mentions using the internet. To end the instructional activity, they create a timeline of events based on the information they gathered.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 4 Views 57 Downloads
Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement
Students 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 6 Views 25 Downloads
The 1960s in America
Discover the incredible change and volatility that was 1960s America with an engaging, informative video. It begins with an extensive overview of pivotal moments during the civil rights movement and the subsequent shift toward militant movement for black power, Lyndon B.
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review A Lesson Before Dying: Culture and History
Readers learn about sharecropping in the South in a unit about Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying. Focusing on the period after Civil War Reconstruction but before the Civil Rights Movement, a set of handouts help to establish the setting of the book by describing the system of sharecropping as it relates to Southern society and race.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
The Movement Beyond Martin
Students investigate the context, issues, important people, and outcomes of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's. They attempt to answer the essential question, "Would the Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 60's have happened if Martin Luther King, Jr.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 14 Views 83 Downloads
Students investigate important themes, figures, and events of the civil rights movement. They create a class mural that both synthesizes their knowledge of this period in history and demonstrates the continuing impact of the movement on American society.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 20 Downloads