A Living Timeline of Civil Rights

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Take a step into a live museum exhibit featuring important people and events from the Civil Rights Movement. Here, scholars research, write a summary, and present their new-found knowledge orally as well as visually to museum visitors—family members and schoolmates. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If applicable, encourage pupils to dress in clothes related to their research topic 
  • Hold a classroom presentation day so peers can view each other's presentation 
  • Stretch the lesson over the course of several days to allow learners to work carefully, add detail, and best prepare themselves for oral presentations 
Classroom Considerations

  • Schedule time in the computer lab or on mobile learning devices to give every class member the opportunity to conduct their research and type their reports 
  • The lesson is part of a unit about the Civil Rights Movement, some activities from prior lessons are referenced 
  • Be sure to give families and schoolmates proper notice of the presentation day 
Pros

  • Offers four modification ideas 
  • Encourages family involvement 
  • A detailed lesson plan makes for easier implementtion 
Cons

  • None