This Lesson Plan: The Children's Crusade and the Role of Youth in the African American Freedom Struggle lesson plan also includes:
- "Can You Meet the Challenge"
- "Domestic Views of the Strife in Birmingham: Cartoons"
- Informational Text
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Young people played significant roles in the Civil Rights movement. Class members examine the contributions of Barbara Johns, Claudette Colvin, Mary Louise Smith, and the children of Birmingham, Alabama to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.
- Have groups investigate other examples of how young people like Malala Yousafzai have led crusades for and been instrumental in social change
- The link to the cartoons in Part 3 and to the editorial in Part 4 do not work; however, the cartoons and the editorial can be accessed with the attached materials
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- Looks beyond the well-known leaders of the Civil Rights Movement and recognize the contributions of everyday citizens and youth
- Encourages young people today to reflect on the power they have to create change.