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Jackie Robinson and Civil Rights
Students complete a worksheet and study key vocabulary while researching the biography of Jackie Robinson and the Civil Rights Movement. They chose another Civil Rights leader to investigate and present to the rest of the class before participating in a full class discussion.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 16 Views 17 Downloads
Human Rights And Civil Rights
Young scholars discuss concepts of rights and responsibilities, review Bill of Rights and Universal Declaration of Human Rights, discuss Civil Rights Movement, and list categories of rights. Students then view and take notes on Ralph Bunche documentary, research beliefs and tactics of leaders of Civil Rights Movement, and research present-day human rights campaign.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 34 Downloads
Social Activism in the United States
Seventh graders explore the goals of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. For this US History lesson, 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
Sixteenth Street: Civil Rights at the Crossroads
Learners study the Civil Rights movement constructing definitions of discrimination, prejudice and racism. They use varied media to study the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, write a newspaper and complete a mock trial.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 42 Downloads
The Civil Rights Movement
Students analyze the tensions that existed in American society during the Civil Rights Era as well as the problems that children experienced. They evaluate editorial cartoons dealing with the American Civil Rights movement to view the major aspects of this social movement.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 43 Views 119 Downloads
American Civil Rights Tour
Students construct a virtual tour of the civil rights movement. In this United States history lesson, students research various websites to find out more information about the events that took place in the specified cities. Students research and write a draft about the significance of these locations during the Civil Rights Era.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 39 Downloads
Say It Loud!: A Celebration Of Black Music In America
Students watch a video that highlights the role of artists' images throughout the history of Black music in the United States and describe the influences of the civil rights movement on Black culture.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 41 Downloads
The Election of Barack Obama 44th President of the United States
Students consider the historic implications of Barack Obama's election. In this election of 2008 instructional activity, students research Obama's accomplishments and determine how his election signifies the success of the American Civil Rights Movement.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Breaking Barriers with Melba Pattillo
Students investigate the Civil Rights movement through researching Melba Patillo. In this equality lesson, students discover the cause and effect behind the Civil Rights movement and the desegregation of public schools. Students read about Melba Patillo and write a paper on another important person from the movement.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Nonviolence the Road to Freedom
Eleventh graders discuss the use of nonviolence. For this civil rights movement lesson, 11th graders write a journal entry on the differences between Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., discuss nonviolence and create a poster promoting nonviolence.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fifth graders research the highlights of Martin Luther King Jr's life. They gain an understanding of the Jim Crow Laws and The Civil Rights Movement, as well as becoming familiar with Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech. Groups of learners create a time line of the ten most significant events in his life.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads
Realizing the Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sixth graders learn about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. In this civil rights movement lesson, 6th graders discuss Martin Luther King, Jr. and read a short biography about him. Students define the word discrimination and practice their note taking skills while reading The Day Martin Luther King, Jr.
6th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
African Americans in California’s Heartland – The Civil Rights Era
Eleventh graders explore the Civil Rights Movement. In this civil rights lesson, students compare and contrast the nonviolent resistance promoted during the Civil Rights Movement to the Black Power Movement.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Learning to give: freedom songs
Students learn freedom songs and discuss how the famous leaders of the Civil Rights Movement used them to motivate people to overcome adversity during this time. In this freedom songs lesson, students learn the songs and discuss their importance.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Rev. Joseph Lowery: What Makes a Civil Rights Leader?
Students examine the attributes of civil rights leaders. In this Civil Rights Movement lesson, students design "body biographies" of selected civil rights leaders after they have conducted research and discussed the qualities of leaders.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 15 Downloads