Influential People 1960-1980 Teacher Resources
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Students evaluate the Kennedy Administration's involvement in the civil rights movement. For this Civil rights lesson, students read and take notes from speeches connected to the historic March on Washington from the National Archives in a jigsaw format. Students write editorial articles from the perspective of different newspapers commenting on the speeches.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the American Civil Rights Era. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Students research the lives of famous Alabamians. In small groups they conduct research, explore various websites, complete a "Biographical Notes" worksheet, and create a PowerPoint presentation.
Kick-start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative timeline activity, your class members will break into groups and read and research the biographical and historical information of such noteworthy figures as Malcolm X, Sojourner Truth, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the influence of their religious beliefs on their activism and their contributions to society. They will then arrange themselves into chronological order according to the accomplishments of the figures they researched and peer-teach their group's findings to their classmates.
In this famous people worksheet, students read a selection about Noam Chomsky and complete a variety of comprehension activities including but not limited to a synonym match, spelling, writing and sequencing activities.
New Review Amending the Constitution: Why Change?
As Bob Dylan so famously wrote, "The times they are a-changin'." Through a series of discussions, indepedent class work, and a whole-class simulation young scholars explore how the amendment process allows the US Constitution to change and adapt with the times.
In this controversial issues learning exercise, high schoolers read 15 famous quotations on controversial topics and identify who said each of them.
Students examine myths and stereotypes about Hispanic immigrant groups. They appreciate and share the strengths of their diversity and view films that challenge ideas about education and cultural values. They explore the Latino Rights Movements that took shape in the l960's and l970's.
Students analyze civil disobedience through history studying Thoreau, Gandhi, and Dr. King. In this civil disobedience lesson, students read and analyze excerpts from Thoreau, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King. Students demonstrate their reading comprehension of the lesson by creating a skit, digital story, or analysis paper.
"It was my view then, and still is, that you don't make war without knowing why." Remembering Vietnam is a powerful resource. The essential questions, the activities, the readings, the materials examined all seek to provide learners with the information Tim O'Brien refers to in The Things they Carried. The objective stance permits individuals to formulate their own opinions about the Vietnam War and the Vietnam Memorial. A must-have for an English Language Arts or Social Studies curriculum library.
Students analyze writings of Mr. Martin Luther King Jr. They read and discuss an article, and in pairs, research and analyze a written work or speech by Dr. King, create a mixed media collage to represent the text, and write an artist statement.
Young scholars examine the arguments for and against the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. In groups, they must assign the Vietnam War a just or unjust war using the techniques used to fight and the reasons used by the government to declare war. They present their ideas to the class making sure to support their arguments. To end the instructional activity, they develop viable alternates to war.
Students investigate the concept of foot soldiers with oral history. They are provided with primary and secondary resources. Students differentiate the terms of oral history versus the written record of history. They have class discussion to determine the validity of oral history.
Eleventh graders take a closer look at the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). In this women's rights lesson, 11th graders read the Equal Rights Amendment as well as the "Feminine Mystique" and selections by Gloria Steinam and Phyllis Schalafly. Students analyze the provided texts and determine why the ERA failed.
Students consider which aspects of world around them have roots in 1960s, research and compare 1960s to today with regards to Civil and Women's Rights, Vietnam, counterculture, music, voting, and economic rights, and explore legacy of 1960s by interviewing several adults who were teenagers or older in that decade.
Students examine the clash between the North and the South. In this Civil War lesson plan, students watch segments of the Discovery video "The Civil War: A Nation Divided". Students conduct further research pertaining to the economies and other regional differences of the North and the South. Students write essays based on their impressions of Lincoln's speeches as well.
Students conduct research on an Alabama citizen who has made a difference in the state. They conduct Internet research, and create a PowerPoint presentation, newsletter, brochure, or web page presentation showcasing the life and accomplishments of a selected citizen of Alabama.
Eighth graders study the historical significance of the Korean and Vietnam Wars in this unit of study. They investigate the different ideologies that were involved and examine the effect of the wars on local veterans.
Learners examine the lives of refugees. In this human rights lesson, students use the provided refugee cards to play games that require them to learn details about the lives of the refugees.
Pupils research the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg. In this Gettysburg instructional activity, students analyze journals and letters written by the Gettysburg soldiers. Pupils define Civil War soldier vocabulary words. Students compare and contrast the two drafts of the Gettysburg Address, learn about the leaders of the war in a power point, rewrite 3 paragraphs of the Gettysburg Address, and complete a creative project.