Thurgood Marshall Teacher Resources
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Thurgood Marshall Makes a Difference
Students find information about the life and legal career of Thurgood Marshall, including the NAACP and its causes. They comprehend the issues and context of the Brown v. Board of Education case that Marshall argued before the U.S....
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Civil Rights and the 1950s
Take a closer look at "one of the most important periods of American social history: the 1950s," as well as the type of society that the civil rights movement would endeavor to change. This engaging video begins by detailing the era of...
12 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Contributions of Famous Americans: Thurgood Marshall
Third graders investigate a mysterious famous American. In this Thurgood Marshall instructional activity, 3rd graders analyze primary sources available from the Library of Congress featuring Marshall and conduct further research to...
3rd Social Studies & History
Melba Pattillo and Ruby Bridges: Two Heroes of School Integration
Learners put themselves in the shoes of students who integrated Little Rock High School in 1957-58. Note: The primary resources in this activity provide powerful and poignant descriptions of what those students faced.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
Contributions of Famous Americans: Thurgood Marshall and Abraham Lincoln
Third graders look at how Thurgood Marshall and Abraham Lincoln contributed to American life today. For this famous Americans lesson, 3rd graders look at pictures related to Marshall and Lincoln's life, they compare them, using a Venn...
3rd Social Studies & History
Honoring Outstanding Americans
Students study the origin of Black History Month which celebrates the accomplishments of people of African descent each February. They are exposed to the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, and Sojourner Truth...
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History
Outstanding African Americans Activity
Challenge historians to investigate influential African-Americans through this online research activity. Learners undertake this task using online links, some of which require investigative searching. Print the worksheet out first, so...
5th - 10th 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 Great Dissenter: Thurgood Marshall
Students explored the meaning of racism through the lens of segregation, the significance of the Brown v. Board of Education case, and the life of Thurgood Marshall. They create a timeline of a famous hero and of Thurgood marshall....
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
The Freedom Rides of 1961
Young historians explore the Freedom Rides of the civil rights movement with an engaging PowerPoint presentation, primary and secondary source analysis, and a viewing of a PBS documentary called "Freedom Riders." They will conclude by...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance
Was nonviolent resistance the best means of securing civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s? In this highly engaging and informative lesson, your young historians will closely analyze several key documents from the civil rights...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable