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Nonviolent Resistance: Gandhi and King
Students use the internet to research the major events and dates of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. In groups, they use this information to create a poster to present to the class. They reflect on how these two men were successful in using non-violent protests to get their point across to the public.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 18 Downloads
Dr. King and His Advice for Dreams Deferred
Students analyze Dr. King's public addresses and Langston Hughes' poetry as a study of the Civil Rights' nonviolent approach to making an impact. In this protesting instructional activity, students read poetry of Hughes and speeches by Dr. King as a study of ways to productively and nonviolently impact change.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 4 Views 31 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
Civil Rights Leaders
Students explore racism in America by researching historic victories for equality. In this African American leaders lesson, students discuss the contributions Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. made while reading a timeline. Students listen to King's "I Have a Dream" speech on the Internet.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 18 Downloads
The Autobiography of . . . Me
Students examine the accomplishments of African Americans. After being introduced to the characteristics of an autobiography, they create a timeline of their lives. They use those events to write their own autobiography to share with the class.
5th - 6th Language Arts 8 Views 39 Downloads
The Story Of American Freedom
High schoolers investigate the concept of American freedom with the use of primary sources of images in order to derive meaning. The images are used to inspire research and writing about historical scenes. The writing and analysis of the images are finally presented to the whole class.
9th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 85 Downloads
The Children's crusade & the Role of Youth in the African American Freedom Struggle
Young scholars research on contributions to the freedom struggle of African Americans made by people who are not in our history books. They read and interpret primary source documents and consider the impact young people can have on history.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, June 19, 2007
In this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, young scholars respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
The Language of the Civil Rights Movement:
Tenth graders study the poetry of the US Civil Rights movement and the Black Arts movement over a 12 day period. They author a website showing works of poetry that students have chosen to analyze and relate to these movements.
10th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 12 Downloads
The Language of the Civil Rights Movement
Tenth graders develop a website documenting poetry integral during the civil rights movement in the United States. Working in pairs, 10th graders research the people and poetry of that was prevalent during the civil rights movement. They analyze the poetry for content and theme.
10th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: United States History and Government, January 28, 2010
For this United States history and government standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 14 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of history and government in the United States.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 39 Downloads
Nonviolent Protest Around the World
Twelfth graders complete research that exposes them to examples of nonviolent protest throughout the modern world. In this nonviolent protest research lesson plan, 12th graders discover information about signification nonviolent movements throughout the world.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
The Battle of the Experts
Students view the "Smoking Gun" video as an illustration of someone claiming to be an expert who really is not one. They discuss the fact that some experts also come with biases and personal agendas. Students research experts from handouts using the Internet.
10th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 13 Downloads
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Students explore the history of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Using the internet, they discover how the idea of Jim Crow kept African-Americans from gaining economic prosperity. They explain how an investment in human capital and a willingness to seek out new opportunities allowed for the African-American middle class to form.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Satyagraha: The Soul Force of Nonvilence
Students discuss what satyagraha is understanding that it is the driving force which enables social reform. In this social science lesson plan, students try to internalize the principles of nonviolence on an individual level and then a global level.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads