Voices of the Struggle: The Continual Struggle for Equality

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As part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement from 1868 to the present, class members examine first person narratives, the Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, and other significant events in civil rights history. They then interview a member of their community about the what they see as the impact of the struggle for equality.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include as a part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement, of Martin Luther King, Jr., or of Black History Month
  • Begin with a study of Brown v. Board of Education and the effects of the ruling
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a copy of Toni Morrison's Remember: The Journey to School Integration
  • Class members should be familiar with interview protocol
Pros

  • The interview assignment asks class members to make connections to their own lives
Cons

  • No rubric is included for the interview assignment