The Freedom Riders

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The freedom riders brought national attention to serious civil rights violations in the South, especially segregation. Young historians discover the details of how the group set out to spur change using an informative reading. Following the reading, they answer comprehension questions in a variety of formats.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use during a unit on civil rights and African American history
  • Differentiate for English learners by highlighting important words or phrases in the text
Classroom Considerations

  • Teachers must print and distribute handouts prior to the lesson
Pros

  • Includes an answer key
  • Provides a helpful vocabulary check
Cons

  • None