Civil Rights Lesson Plan: Tracking History Through Timelines

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Use the accompanying assessment to determine your class's prior knowledge on Martin Luther King, Jr. before beginning a lesson on the famous civil rights movement leader. The resource has young historians thinking about life for African Americans before the civil rights movement. Then, after exploring the interactive materials, group members create a timeline of the events

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Make a word wall or display the vocabulary words and their definitions on the board for class members to refer to and discuss
  • Reserve time in the computer lab or laptops ahead of time
  • Include in a study of the civil rights movement or during Black History Month
Classroom Considerations

  • The included videos and activities can also be used as stand alone resources apart from this specific lesson plan
  • Be sure class members have Internet access
  • Provide construction or butcher paper for creating the timeline
Pros

  • Comes with accompanying videos, activities, and an assessment quiz
  • Uses multiple learning strategies throughout the lesson, including discussion, direct instruction, assessment, collaborative learning, and hands-on activities
Cons

  • None