Civil Rights at 50

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The 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, President Johnson's signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 provide the backdrop for a series of lesson plans focusing on affirmative action, civil rights and the 14th Amendment. An amazing resource.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research civil rights cases in their state
Classroom Considerations

  • While specifically designed for California history classes, the plans are appropriate for any middle or high school class
  • Requires access to the text, Wherever There's a Fight
Pros

  • The 60-page packet includes richly detailed plans, graphic organizers, worksheets, activities, and primary source documents
Cons

  • None
Common Core