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The Power of Nonviolence: What Is Nonviolence? What Does It Cost?
Your young learners will delve into the language of primary source documents in order to identify the characteristics, benefits, and costs of nonviolence. The lesson includes a mix of activities, including an anticipatory activity, creation of a KWL chart, group jigsaw reading, and final discussion prompt.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Compare and contrast the ideologies of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle schoolers conduct research regarding civil rights and rhetorical strategies used in political speechs. They examine the strategies that both men employed to fight injustice.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Great Speakers of the 20th Century
Analyze visual texts and describe, in writing, what makes them persuasive. Middle schoolers identify the use of persuasive appeals in formal speech writing, and analyze famous speeches from the 20th century. Use these speeches to focus on evaulating the speaker's argument.
8th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 44 Downloads
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: A Common Solution?: Lesson Plan
Students explore the ideological and political development of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X through primary source documents. They identify the various personal, social, and political factors that influenced Martin Luther King, Jr.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 56 Downloads
Black Separatism or the Beloved Community? Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this African American history lesson, students compare and contrast the tactics employed by Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 103 Downloads
The Autobiography of Malcolm Study Questions & Essay Topics
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Students may check some of their answers online.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 13 Views 24 Downloads
Langston Hughes' Poetry
Reflect upon the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance by looking at some of Langston Hughes' works. "I, Too" and "American Heartbreak" are mentioned, as well as work by Malcolm X and Smokey Robinson. Specific questions help guide discussion and reading of the poems.
11th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 26 Downloads
What’s in a Name? Understanding Malcolm X
Students study the life of Malcolm X. In this autobiography lesson, students read The Autobiography of Malcolm X, investigate and evaluate the time period of his life, and write an essay based on their reflections pertaining to his identity.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 47 Downloads
The Autobiography of Malcolm X: the Book Versus the Movie
Students compare and contrast The Autobiography of Malcolm X to the film adaptation. In this Malcolm X lesson, students take notes as they view the film adaptation. Students write a comparative analysis and discuss the life and significance of Malcolm X.
10th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 21 Downloads
Martin Luther King, Jr. vs. Malcolm X
Eleventh graders compare and contrast the visions of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. In this African-American history lesson plan, 11th graders read speeches by each of the men and summarize the arguments made by each of them about promoting change for African-Americans.
11th Social Studies & History 6 Views 31 Downloads
The 1960s in America
Discover the incredible change and volatility that was 1960s America with an engaging, informative video. It begins with an extensive overview of pivotal moments during the civil rights movement and the subsequent shift toward militant movement for black power, Lyndon B.
15 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Integrated Unit on Grammar and Writing
Identify literary devices (alliteration, repetition, allusion, etc.) that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used in his "I Have a Dream" speech. Middle schoolers go on to identify the literarcy devices Malcolm X used in "The Ballot or the Bullet?
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 8 Views 128 Downloads
Six-Trait Writing Lesson Plan: Organization
Having a firm grasp on organization can help young authors write with purpose. Using this resource, they list the components of a narrative which include an introduction, body, and strong conclusion. They discuss how to implement these parts, and then identify those elements in an informational text on Malcolm X.
4th - 8th Language Arts 19 Views 501 Downloads
In this famous leaders worksheet, students read a passage about Malcolm X and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
4th - 8th Language Arts 15 Views 92 Downloads
Malcolm X and Race Relations
Students read sections of Malcolm X's autobiography. In groups, they create a poster which highlights the events in his life and explains his philosophy on race relations. They present their poster to the class and answer any questions posed to them.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 17 Downloads
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
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.
6th - 12th Language Arts 161 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Road to Civil Rights
Here is a fantastic resource on the civil rights movement! It includes reading materials and worksheets, and particularly highlights major legislation and the role of the judicial branch in the federal government in addressing the violation of individual rights.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 49 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
City Desk with Malcolm X
Students view a film about civil rights and the role Malcolm X played in the civil rights movement. They create a timeling about the events that occured from segregation to integration. They discuss discrimination as well.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads