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Responses to Discrimination During the Civil Rights Period
High schoolers examine the effects of discrimination. In this American Civil Rights Movement lesson, students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to personally feel the effects of discrimination. High schoolers then...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Children's crusade & the Role of Youth in the African American Freedom Struggle
Students 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
Two Sides to Every Story: Task 2 Day 3-5
After reading the poem "It Happened in Montgomery," learners start analyzing. They read, re-read, highlight, and discuss the poem, how it portrays a historical event, main idea, and supporting details. This is a single part of a larger...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Civil Rights Biography: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Why do schools and government offices close one day every January to honor the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Young learners discover the achievements and lasting significance of this influential figure in American history with...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Creating a Jim Crow Political Cartoon Classroom Museum
Eleventh graders, in groups, research different segments of the Jim Crow Era; create a political cartoon for a class museum; and, as curators, share their political cartoon exhibits with the class. Finally, the class debrief the assignment.
11th Social Studies & History
US Civil Rights Movement: Beginnings through the 60s
A real find for a U.S. History teacher, this presentation could supplement many class sessions about the Civil Rights Movement. Pictures of events, major figures, and "Whites Only" signs are striking and effective for even your most...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Martin Luther King Milestones
Young scholars investigate the life of Martin Luther King and conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used in order to create a project that highlights the major accomplishments of Martin Luther King. They also...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The History of African-American Children: A Guide for Teaching Black History at the Elementary School Level
How do you introduce the topic of slavery to your youngest learners? The Sneetches, by Dr. Suess, is a great introduction to the idea of being different. Read the story to your class, and discuss desegregation in public buildings. This...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
The Happy Game: Famous African Americans
Ten questions about famous African-Americans are presented in this interactive presentation. If a question is answered correctly, "Happy," the smiley face, is happy; if it is answered incorrectly, he is sad and sick. "Happy" will keep...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Breaking News English: Rosa Parks
In this Rosa Parks activity, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
The Journey to Civil Rights
Students explore several significant figures and events of the Civil Rights Movement and sequence the key events to create a timeline. The lesson utilizes the story, "The Story of Ruby Bridges," the work of Robert Coles to introduce the...
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History