Letter from Birmingham Jail Teacher Resources
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Make sure that your pupils have mastered complex literary nonfiction by the end of the year and use this resource to help get them to that point. After a brief description of the Common Core standard, a list of age-appropriate informational texts is included.
9th - 10th Language Arts 23 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What Do You Think? Analyzing Points of View About an Issue
"How might multiple perspectives of standardized testing impact me as a student?" is an example of an essential question that a researcher might use as a basis for this lesson on how to research and present a written stance on a controversial issue.
9th - 10th Language Arts 17 Views 21 Downloads
Ban That Book!
Take advantage of Banned Book Week to pique students' interest and get them reading! Create a classroom display of previously banned books and allow each member of your class to choose one to read. After they have read their book, get into the school library and do some research.
9th - 12th Language Arts 20 Views 29 Downloads
Secret Life of Bees Research
The Secret Life of Bees provides high schoolers an opportunity to connect the events in the novel to events in America’s history. After choosing a topic from a provided list, individuals research how the event affected the Civil Rights Movement in this country.
9th - 10th Language Arts 14 Views 19 Downloads
King's Letter from Birmingham Jail
The following lesson encourages students to reflect on nonviolence as an instrument to change unjust laws by studying the Birmingham Campaign of 1963. Within this six-part lesson students will participate in a role play about the intricate planning strategies of Project C, observe the courageous activism of young people and examine the eloquent words of Dr.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 31 Downloads
Language Arts, Social Studies, African Americans, The Blues, To Kill A Mockingbird
African American history during the Jim Crow era includes encounters with poverty, racism, disrespect, and protest. Harper Lee develops all four of these themes in her famous 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. To help students understand these ideas, this
Pre-K - 6th Language Arts 22 Views 40 Downloads
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Power of Nonviolence
Learners study how the teachings of Mahandas K. Gandi influenced the philosophy of nonviolence that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. taught. They examine images and decide how this philosophy is relevant to everyday life.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 11 Downloads
What Were They Thinking Then, What Are We Thinking Now?
Choosing an issue from a play or novel, researchers find two primary sources from different time periods to compare how people's views have changed. Many questions are listed to guide young writers. In the end, learners produce a PowerPoint showcasing their research.
11th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 11 Downloads
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Students investigate newspaper articles involving discrimination. In this government lesson, students define "civil disobedience" and locate articles that deal with discrimination. Students discuss the different point of views.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 21 Downloads
Black Separatism or the Beloved Community? Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Young scholars interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this African American history instructional activity, students compare and contrast the tactics employed by Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 103 Downloads
Brown v. Board of Education
Ninth graders study the American Civil Rights Movement. In this social justice lesson, 9th graders read "Making History," and discuss the decision in the Brown v. Board of Education case. Students then take the provided Civil Rights test.
9th Social Studies & History 5 Views 22 Downloads
The Cold War: Solving the Mystery of History with Voices on Vinyl
Eighth graders explore the Cold War Era. In this world history instructional activity, 8th graders discover the positions taken by countries during the Cold War as they listen to lectures regarding the major events and turning points in the Cold War.
8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 46 Downloads
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Power of Nonviolence
Students examine the philosophy of nonviolence developed by Martin Luther King, Jr. and how this turned into practice during the Civil Rights Movement. They compare these teachings to those of Mohandas K. Ghandi.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 22 Views 48 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
I Have a Metaphor
Students locate the literary devices used in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. In this figurative language lesson plan, students first distinguish between similes, metaphors, analogies, personification, etc. Students watch a video of Dr.
7th - 12th Language Arts 29 Views 79 Downloads
The Montgomery Bus Boycott: A Model for Social Transformation
Young scholars discuss Rosa Parks and the Montgomery busy boycott by examining the boycott handbill and Rosa Park's arrest report. They compare both documents and complete the Document Analysis Worksheet. They research the consequences of hero making in history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Can the U.S. Supreme Court correct past mistakes?
Students examine several Supreme Court cases. In this lesson on US Justice, students take a critical look at Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education in terms of the application of the 14th Amendment. Students then act as lawyers and file a brief that demonstrates their personal position on the subject of 14th Amendment rights and violations.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 49 Downloads