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High schoolers learn about citizens who were actively involved in the civil rights movement, and the strategies they used to overcome the Jim Crow laws that were so prevalent in the 1960s. They investigate the voting amendments of the US Constitution, and apply these ammendments during a hands-on simulation. Video and Internet resources are also used in this most-impressive high school history lesson plan.
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 racism in the United States by creating a menu. For this Civil Rights lesson, students identify the cruelties enacted upon African Americans in the 1950's and 60's as they fought for equality. Students create a menu representing Civil Rights leaders for a fictitious restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama.
Twelfth graders select and research one of these three events from the 1960's-the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement or the counter culture movement- and select songs that are associated with these events. They prepare outlines and give oral presenations about the selected events and songs. Students conduct interviews with people who lived during the 1960's and they ask them to recall the events and identify songs associated with those events.
High schoolers create working definition of common citizen, and investigate and discuss important sections of Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other Amendments. Students demonstrate understanding of events that changed representation in the United States.
Students examine how historical events have helped to shape society, the roles played by singers and protest songs in the movement for civil rights, and the role American citizens played in shaping their society. Students make posters and PowerPoint presentations, create time lines, participate in debates, write a newspaper article, and compose a creative writing in this project.
Students focus on the struggle for minorities rights. They describe the civil rights movement of the late 1950's and the 1960's. They trace the roots of the movement in the second-class treatment accorded many black Americans and describe attempts to correct unfair laws and customs.
Twelfth graders conduct interviews with people who lived during the 1960s and ask them to recall the events and identify songs associated with those events. The interviewees will be asked to express their feelings about the events and songs and if their feelings have changed or remained the same over time.
Students discuss two computerized options to change the current U.S. government. For this Constitutional Convention lesson, students write a statement advocating for one of the choices and participate in a mock modern Constitutional Convention in which one of the options will be voted on.
Pupils investigate a curriculum concept based upon using the Wyoming quarter reverse. They research the history of voting rights. Students also identify the important amendments of the United States Constitution. They complete a timeline of voters rights for an assessment.