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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 38 Views 129 Downloads
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 14 Views 75 Downloads
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 15 Views 92 Downloads
USA: the KKK and Civil Rights Movement
High schoolers 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 5 Views 29 Downloads
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 3 Views 3 Downloads 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 15 Views 20 Downloads
Civil Rights Movement Event Cards
An excellent tool for organizing information, these cards contain information about different events in the Civil Rights Movement. Students 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 4 Views 64 Downloads
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 3 Views 1 Download 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 3 Views 16 Downloads 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 Language Arts 30 Views 191 Downloads
The Movement Beyond Martin
Young scholars 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
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 6 Views 49 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
Reconstruction to Civil Rights
Eighth graders complete a unit of lessons on the period of time from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement. They analyze and interpret political cartoons and editorials, conduct research on famous civil rights places, and complete writing assignments.
8th Social Studies & History 39 Views 89 Downloads
Social Activism in the United States
Seventh graders explore the goals of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. In this US History instructional activity, 7th graders read a newspaper article that reported a significant event during this era. Students write a summary of this event.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads