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The Civil Rights Movement Encyclopedia
Middle schoolers conduct research on the Civil Rights Movement and participants in order to create an encyclopedia with alphabetical articles about some of the leaders and the ordinary people who made a difference in the movement. The articles for the encyclopedia are written so first-graders are able to read and understand.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Rise and Fall of the Jim Crow Era
Learners explore African American history by researching the Jim Crow laws. In this Civil Rights lesson, students define the Jim Crow laws, the reasons they were put into place, and how they were ultimately defeated. Learners write a paper about the volatile era between 1870 and 1960 and paint an image that reflects a political message about the unjust laws.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing 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
The Civil Rights Movement
Learners create encyclopedias for the American Civil Rights Movement. For this 20th century American history lesson, students research the contributions of lesser and well-known civil rights activists and write encyclopedia entries featuring their findings.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Be Part of the Solution
Students discuss their responsibility in helping to solve a problem. In this character traits lesson, students discuss how being part of a solution is better than being part of a problem. Students role play and practice responsibility with being a problem solver.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
What do they want? Critical Perspectives on the 1960's in the United States
Students determine that history is a field of study that can help them understand themselves and the people around them. By reading sources by and about people with many of the same interests and concerns that they have and learning to see how these issues were dealt with differently at different historical times, they discover that history shapes people's lives and that people shape the changes in history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
We Shall Overcome
Students examine how historical events have helped to shape society, the roles played by singers and protest songs in the movement for civil rights, and the role American citizens played in shaping their society. Students make posters and PowerPoint presentations, create time lines, participate in debates, write a newspaper article, and compose a creative writing in this project.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Reading and Writing the Autobiography With a Study of Zora Neale Hurston
Learners explore the possible relationships between characters in a novel. They read the novel 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' and answer all the questions on each chapter so that the characters and events are familiar to the students.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Arkansas Geography/History Relief Map
Sixth graders research a number of sources including the Internet to find information about the regions of Arkansas while locating sites of national historic interest. They located sites on maps while working at assigned websites. They design a relief map with an oral presentation to share with classmates.
6th 21st Century Skills
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
Take Two Leeches and Call Me in the Morning
Students develop a handbill advertising a cure using herbs or natural materials. They view artifacts online and predict what illness could be cured by the artifact. They share their broadsides or handbills with other students in the class.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History