Montgomery Bus Boycott Teacher Resources
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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
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
Does It Looks All Right to Me?
Young scholars explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning activity, students examine the accomplishments of Civil Rights leaders' as works of philanthropy. Young scholars read literature regarding diversity and study...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Nonviolent Direct Action at Southern Lunch Counters
Students explore the concept of nonviolent direct action. In this Civil Rights Movement instructional activity, students examine primary sources and consider the actions of civil rights workers who participated in nonviolent direct...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History