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Eleventh graders assess an appreciation for the sacrifices made to achieve fundamental rights in our society. They analyze how far we've come to explore what more needs to be done in the "Freedom Struggle." Each student completes a worksheet on the events of the Civil Rights Era and critiques a variety of political cartoons.
The inspiring and harrowing stories of Dorothy Height, Coretta Scott King, and Amelia Boynton are transcribed in these pages, lending a true voice to the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement. These pages would make an excellent reader's theater in class, and lend well to a writing assignment on the women of the Civil Rights Movement.
Students examine and respond to the text, The Bus Ride. In this African-American literature lesson, students explore pre-reading questions that focus on fairness of laws. Students read the text based on Rosa Parks and answer 11 post-reading questions. Students participate in literature circles and respond to several questions through oral discussions or journal entries.
Young scholars recognize the power of protest. In this civil rights lesson, students consider the success of Rosa Parks and her protest that sparked the movement. Young scholars study the Montgomery Bus Boycott in depth and reflect on Parks's contribution to the movement.
Students explore the concept of boycotting. In this boycotting lesson, students discuss how boycotting can influence companies, business, laws and policies. Students read articles about 5 different boycotts that influenced business and policies. Students create a flyer describing their own boycott of a good or service of their choice.
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.