We Shall Overcome
Students complete a unit of lessons on the Civil Rights movement. They create a timeline, write a newspaper article, develop and present a skit, participate in a debate, and create a Powerpoint presentation.
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The Power of Nonviolence: Music Can Change the World
Here is a fantastic activity through which class members discover how music has the ability to influence others in a meaningful way. After reviewing selected pieces and modern-day protest songs, learners will research other songs that...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights
How far have we come and how far do we still need to go to achieve equality and full civil rights in the United States? Include a packet of materials collected in your observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Power of Remembrance
On every July 4th, we watch fireworks and celebrate our independence, but how is the history of the American Revolution preserved? Four social studies lesson guide learners through different memorials, commemorative objects, and restored...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on American Policies, Laws and Procedures
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Road to Civil Rights
Here is a fantastic resource on the civil rights movement! It includes reading materials and worksheets, and particularly highlights major legislation and the role of the judicial branch in the federal government in addressing the...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
We Are The Freedom Riders
Students consider the role of the Freedom Riders. In this American Civil Rights lesson, students watch videos, listen to lectures, and conduct research regarding the participants in the Freedom Ride protest. Several weblinks, worksheets,...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Learning to give: freedom songs
Learners learn freedom songs and discuss how the famous leaders of the Civil Rights Movement used them to motivate people to overcome adversity during this time. In this freedom songs lesson, students learn the songs and discuss their...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History