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Civil War to Civil Rights: From Pea Ridge to Central High

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Explore how the Civil War impacted the Civil Rights Movement. Class members complete a series of projects for a unit that uses a layered curriculum approach to learning. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Add to the list of projects that call for research into related events in your state
  • Arrange for your school library to purchase and have on hand multiple copies of the ouhtside books and novels
  • Encourage class members to design a research project on a topic of their choice
Classroom Considerations
  • While the resource is designed to address Arkansas social studies frameworks, the projects are appropriate for any classroom
  • Assumes learners have experience analyzing primary source documents
  • Scaffolding for the projects will need to be provided for elementary learners and middle schoolers 
  • Includes background information about the Civil War battle at Pea Ridge and the attempts to integrate Central High School
  • Comes with project ideas, a project rubric, and a list of the requirements for A, B, and C layered curriculum
  • No scaffolding is provided for the project assignments