Civil Rights Movement Teacher Resources
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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
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
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 instructional activity. Small groups rotate through five centers where they answer questions about: Martin Luther King, Jr.
5th English Language Arts
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
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
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
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
Introduction to the Civil Rights Movement
Students explore the civil rights movement through historical narratives. In this civil rights lesson plan, 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
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
In the Shadows, Agents of Change
Most of your learners have probably heard of Martin Luther King, Jr., or Cesar Chavez, but could they also recognize the names of Betty Friedan or Dolores Huerta? Give your learners the opportunity to discover the many accomplishments of women who played a key role during the civil rights movement.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
US Civil Rights Movement: Beginnings through the 60s
A real find for a U.S. History teacher, this presentation could supplement many class sessions about the Civil Rights Movement. Pictures of events, major figures, and "Whites Only" signs are striking and effective for even your most disengaged learners.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Civil Rights Movement Event Cards
An excellent tool for organizing information, these cards contain information about different events in the Civil Rights Movement. Learners can work individually or as a group to read their given passages. Once they have finished reading, they list the "who, what, and where" of each passage.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Civil Rights and the 1950s
Take a closer look at "one of the most important periods of American social history: the 1950s," as well as the type of society that the civil rights movement would endeavor to change. This engaging video begins by detailing the era of suburbanization, rise of consumerism, and celebration of the middle class lifestyle during the decade, and then proceeds into an interesting discussion on contradictions of a consensus culture and the rigid segregation that also existed.
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Minorities in Mainstream American Society
So many people fought for Civil Rights in the United States. Read about the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and discuss what the act guarantees. Then pass out a slew of magazines and encourage them to observe how often minorities appear in each resource.
11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Rosa Parks is a great book for studying the Civil Rights Movement. Use this packet of worksheets to track reading, elicit responses, and promote book-related activities. Character analysis, prediction and short essay skills will be addressed through use of this packet.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
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
Civil Disobedience During the Civil Rights Movvement
Tenth graders evaluate the role and consequences of civil disobedience compared to other forms of protest in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. They use Henry David Thoreau's essay, "Civil Disobedience," to delvelop their knowledge of the concept.
10th Social Studies & History