The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on American Policies, Laws and Procedures

This The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on American Policies, Laws and Procedures lesson plan also includes:

Was the Civil Rights Movement from 1954-1972 a success or a failure? Class members examine a series of primary source materials from video clips, to protest songs, from events like the Montgomery Bus Boycott to Supreme Court cases.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect with a social studies lesson on the Civil Rights Movement, or to a novel unit in language arts
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with the impact of the Supreme Court cases Plessy v. Ferguson and Dred Scoot v. Sanford, as well as the resistance to desegregation
  • Ensure that a protocol is in place that assures the safe and respectful discussion of controversial issues
Pros

  • Designed for teachers who have access to the Internet and provides alternatives for those who do not
  • The 18-page packet includes detailed instructions for the two-day plan, links to the primary source materials, and suggestions for extension activities
Cons

  • None