The Goals of the March on Washington

Who else had a dream other than Martin Luther King, Jr.? Pupils explore civil rights leaders in a fourth lesson out of a series of five about people who paved the way to freedom for African Americans. The inquiry-based unit has your class work in groups and present to the whole group about people that made a difference.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Go beyond having learners present to the class; have them create an education piece for the community to recognizes people who have worked to make a difference
Classroom Considerations
  • Seat students in groups of four to maximize their understanding of the content
  • Consider looking up reliable sources in advance to provide your researchers with a pre-approved list
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Pros
  • Has your class research collaboratively and work on their interpersonal skills
  • Includes extension activities
  • Contains resourceful hyperlinks
Cons
  • None