The Power of Youth: Exploring the Civil Rights Movement with “Freedom’s Children"

A reading of Freedom's Children, Ellen Levine's collection of the stories of 30 african Americans who were children during the 1950s and 1960s and were active in the Civil Rights protests, sparks a discussion of the power young people have to create change.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a gallery of the images groups design for their limited edition stamp
Classroom Considerations

  • A class set of Levine's book is required
Pros

  • The 12-page packet includes a carefully scaffolded plan, worksheets, activities, exercises, and links to additional materials and videos
Cons

  • None
Common Core