Civil Rights Project: The Long Civil Rights Movement

This Civil Rights Project: The Long Civil Rights Movement activity also includes:

Investigate milestones along the path that lead to the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. After researching key people, events, court cases, and legislative orders, teams present their findings as a magazine, newspaper, or website.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Prior to beginning their research, have groups review the assignment sheet and submit a plan that identifies each member's responsibilities
  • After completing the project, have individuals submit an assessment of their performance
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to computers with internet access
  • Project options include making a magazine, newspaper, or website
  • A great alternative to teacher-led instruction
  • Including the detailed rubric in the assignment packet means researchers know from the outset what is required and how the project will be evaluated
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