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386 resources with the keyterm civil rights

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Secret Life of Bees Research

For Teachers 9th - 10th
The Secret Life of Bees provides high schoolers an opportunity to connect the events in the novel to events in America’s history. After choosing a topic from a provided list, individuals research how the event affected the Civil Rights...
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Montgomery to the Supreme Court

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore Supreme Court cases that featured Civil Rights issues. In this Supreme Court lesson, students examine primary source records regarding Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the Browder v Gayle case, in order to...
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Digital Curation: Life and Times of Mark Twain

For Teachers 7th - 8th
By digitally organizing research, your class leaves a legacy for future students on the life and times of Mark Twain. Before reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, scholars conduct group research projects on one of six (listed) topics....
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We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Robert Coles’ The Story of Ruby Bridges forms the basis of this powerful cross-curricular study of civic education and civic responsibility. Class members consider how the book presents authority, responsibility, justice, and privacy.....
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Literature Study Guide: To Kill a Mockingbird

For Students 7th - 9th
Teaching tools designed to support student-centered literature study. Geared toward homeschoolers reading Harper Lee's book To Kill a Mockingbird, I would use these in my classroom. The materials are applicable to any text: graphic...
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Japanese-American Relocation

For Teachers 11th
Consider the causes and effects that led to the internment and relocation of Japanese Americans during WWII. Learners read the story "Baseball Saved Us" and selected chapters from Farewell to Manzanar. Then, they view a slide-show, and...
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The Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students compare and contrast African-American, Asian-American, Chicano and Native-American movements with the civil rights movement and are exposed to the sociopolitical and economic factors involved in the rise of social movements.
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Stonewall and Beyond: Gay and Lesbian Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Help learners understand their own biases and how their perspectives may have been influenced by biased media sources. They keep a journal while viewing videos, exploring websites, and engaging in class discussions related to gay and...
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To Kill a Mockingbird Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Why is it a sin to kill a mockingbird? Test your readers with these multiple-choice questions from To Kill a Mockingbird. The quiz features some challenging, lesser-known questions about the novel.
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Civil Rights Video Essay

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners research an event or a person from a decade in American history when the civil rights movement was an important focus. They create a multimedia project based on the research.
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Dr. King's Dream

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., reflect on section of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, discuss inequities that still exist in the United States, and create picture books about their own dreams of freedom for...
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African-American Soldiers After World War I: Had Race Relations Changed?

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students utilize an online database to conduct research and analyze the conditions for African-Americans before and after World War I. They consider the role of the 92nd and 93rd divisions in affecting social change.
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African-American Soldiers in World War I: The 92nd and 93rd Divisions

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students research the role played and contributions made by African American soldiers during World War I. They discuss the evolution of civil rights in America's history, and the progress that has been made in the last 100 years.
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Rosa Parks Changed the Rules

For Teachers K - 5th
Learners complete a diagram of the Montgomery bus that carried Rosa Parks into the history books. They read about Rosa Park's contributions to the Civil Rights movement. They role play Rosa Park's refusal to move to the back of the bus.
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A Comparison of Dunbar and Central High In Little Rock, Arkansas

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young sociologists analyze the needs of white and black students. They discuss how Central and Dunbar High Schools are alike and different before 1957. They write an essay comparing the two schools.
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MLK Letter From Birmingham Jail Analysis

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Designed as a PowerPoint presentation for AP English class, this resource provides a detailed analysis of the content, format, and purpose of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail.” Because much of the...
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Let's stand united! Back in 1964 the United States changed forever. Laws were enacted that called for equal rights among everyone. Listen to the changes the laws caused in the years that followed.
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Lesson 2/3 - Women's Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"New rights, new underwear!" Learn about women's changing attitudes and how women made the shift from homemakers to factory workers.
3:30
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Lesson 1/3 - The Civil Rights Movement Begins

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois, and Mother Jones: these are all names associated with civil rights. Watch a PowerPoint style presentation as the narrator explains the influence these greats had on society.
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Lesson 3/3 - Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"With his ebony hands on each ivory key, he made that poor piano moan with melody." Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, James Weldon Johnson and other greats from the Harlem Renaissance are introduced in this PowerPoint-style presentation.
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Teaching American History: Civil Rights in Film: Part 2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you know that Rosa Parks was the secretary for the NAACP? Her famous refusal to give up her bus seat was actually a premeditated act designed by the NAACP to draw light the growing civil rights movement. In part two, professor Melani...
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Rosa Parks Story: Word Search

For Students 6th - 8th
Learners find 54 words related to Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement. The answers are found at the bottom of the page. Tip: Have the class use 15 of the provided words to construct a short paragraph summarizing the events...
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Martin Luther King Jr.

For Teachers 3rd
This PowerPoint displays a selection of important events from the life of Martin Luther King Jr., and has relevant and clear photos to accompany short facts.  There are a number of slides listing quotes and values with regard to Civil...
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Free at Last: The African American Struggle for Civil Rights

For Teachers 12th
A timeline of African Americans and their trials and tribulations over the past 500 years is presented here. The slides proceed in chronological order from the slave trade to Reconstruction to the civil rights movement all the way to...