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All humans should have civil rights, but that wasn't the case in Alabama. This biographical presentation shares information about the life and inspiration that Rosa Parks brought to the Civil Rights movement. It explains her thoughts, the laws, and why her nonviolent protest was so effective. 
Tenth graders study the steps and methods taken by Gandhi.  In this World History lesson, 10th graders create illustrations to represent these steps.  Students write a persuasive essay on these measures taken by Gandhi. 
Students examine the issue of segregation. In this civil rights lesson plan, students use primary sources and pictorial images to explore the issue of segregation in the 1950's. Students work collaboratively and take positions to better understand the complexity of the geo-cultural concept.
In this Civil Rights activity, students take a pre-test, review vocabulary, see a timeline, discuss how to overcome racism and much more in this 22 page lesson with blackline masters.
Students research famous people and events in Black History then break the biographies and events down into specific information related to dates in history. They
In this social studies worksheet, students read a time line about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. They answer four questions about the time line.
Students investigate a decade of American history when the civil rights movement was a focus of national attention. They create a video essay about a person or event that played an important role in shaping the civil rights movement.
Students investigate religious freedom in the U.S. They watch and discuss a Bill Moyers NOW video, take a Freedom of Religion quiz, write an essay, and participate in a mock trial and debate.
High schoolers will learn to appreciate the civil rights movement with a focus on Little Rock, Arkansas. They will also acknowledge Louis Armstrong's unparalleled contributions to American music.
Kids who take the Regents Exam really need to know a lot of information. This is a wonderful exam review tool that includes 26 pages of questions, charts, and suggested readings to help upper graders pass the test. It focuses on all aspects of the US Government including, the three branches, powers, separation of powers, the Amendments, case studies, checks and balances, rights, and judicial process. This could also be used a guide to teaching a unit on the US government.
Students investigate the context, issues, important people, and outcomes of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 1960's. They attempt to answer the essential question, "Would the Civil Rights movement of the 1950's and 60's have happened if Martin Luther King, Jr. had never been born?" They research primary and secondary sources.
Students explore the concept of civil rights and the ways in which Dr. Martin Luther Kind and others utilized non-violent protests to achieve their goals. They participate in a variety of discussion and role play activities during this comprehensive unit.
Eighth graders complete a unit of lessons on the period of time from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement. They analyze and interpret political cartoons and editorials, conduct research on famous civil rights places, and complete writing assignments.
Fifth graders learn about two influential women.  In this historical figures lesson, 5th graders work in groups to read articles about Rosa Parks and Sarah Fleming and share their findings with the class.  Students use a Venn Diagram to compare the two women.  Students discuss how Rosa Parks was honored and brainstorm ways Sarah Fleming could be honored.
First graders discover the contributions of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges in the Civil Rights Movement. Books and recordings are used to help students explain how important they were in the movement.
Determine how African-Americans have broken barriers in this history activity. Middle schoolers discuss the 15th Amendment and the American civil rights movement prior to analyzing Barack Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union," taking care to evaluate the speaker's argument. Then they compose essays of their own regarding social change.
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.
Ninth graders study the American Civil Rights Movement. For 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.
Eighth graders explore the Cold War Era. In this world history lesson, 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. Students also read selected text and listen to music regarding the era.
Sixth graders investigate Civil Rights by participating in role-playing activities.  In this U.S. History lesson, 6th graders research the history of slavery in order to portray a story through their debating and acting abilities.  Students practice using vocabulary terms from the slavery era.

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