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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. Students then demonstrate what they learned and express it in some form of writing.
Students consider the impact of confrontations on the Civil Rights Movement. In this civil rights lesson, students read a segregation scenario. Students discuss the scenario and develop strategies to deal with the scenario. Students also watch a video segment about the Birmingham confrontations and the Freedom Rides.
Pupils analyze historic rulings that played roles in the Civil Rights Movement. In this civil right instructional activity, students research Internet and print sources regarding Plessy v. Ferguson, Sipuel v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma, Weatt v. Painter, and Brown v. Board of Education. Pupils also discuss the role of activists in political and social movements.
Students examine the racial inequality that existed in the United States before the Civil Rights Movement. After listening to song lyrics and viewing photographs, they discover the importance of the movement in helping society move toward equality. They write essays and speak orally about their views on the movement and their empathy for African-Americans.
Students explore the civil rights movement through historical narratives. In this civil rights lesson, students are randomly separated into two groups. Students research the civil rights movements using two sets of materials; one for each group. Students are discriminated against in an attempt to appreciate the reasons behind the civil rights movement.
All humans should have civil rights, but that wasn't the case in Alabama. This biographical presentation shares information about the life and inspiration that Rosa Parks brought to the Civil Rights movement. It explains her thoughts, the laws, and why her nonviolent protest was so effective.
Students examine the roles of prominent figures of the Civil Rights Movement. In this civil rights lesson, students watch segments of the video A Time for Justice. Students conduct further research on Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, A. Philip Randolph, Rosa Parks, and Thurgood Marshall.
Students investigate events that prompted and fueled the Civil Rights Movement. In this Civil Rights Movement instructional activity, students explore Brown V. the Board of Education, the March on Washington, Central High School Event, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Students create Microsoft Word tables that feature details about each of the events.