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The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on American Policies, Laws and Procedures
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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.
Voices from Little Rock: Understanding the Civil Rights Movement through Primary Sources
7th - 10th CCSS: Designed
As part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement, class members examine documents associated with the Little Rock Nine, the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the 14th and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution, and chapters from Melba...
Ordinary People, Ordinary Places: The Civil Rights Movement
9th - 12th
Students investigate the message of Martin Luther King Jr. and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. They explore various websites, conduct Internet research, and develop a presentation that analyzes an event and place of the Civil Rights...
Timeline of Events: 1960’s Civil Rights Movement of St. Augustine, Florida
9th - 12th
A timeline can be a powerful learning tool because it reveals a pattern in events. While few would consider St. Augustine, Florida a hotbed of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, a selection of background information and a timeline of...
Civil Rights Project: The Long Civil Rights Movement
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Investigate milestones along the path that lead to the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. After researching key people, events, court cases, and legislative orders, teams present their findings as a magazine, newspaper, or...
Part Four: Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement
K - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewIn the story, Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement by Doreen Rappaport, listeners become familiar with nonviolent protests of the Civil Rights Movement through music. Scholars then compose original...
20th Century Civil Rights Movement Documentary: A Multimedia Project
5th - 8th
Groups collaborate to create historical documentaries. In this American Civil Rights lesson, groups research primary and secondary sources about the events and people pertinent to the movement in the 1950s and 1960s. They then use...
Rosa Parks: The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
2nd CCSS: Designed
New ReviewClass members listen to a passage on Rosa Parks, examine images of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and respond to questions based on the text. They then craft a free-verse poem that recounts her achievements and reveals why she is considered...
Experiences of the Civil Rights Movement: A Roundtable Project
9th - 12th
Students interview people who witnessed the civil rights movement firsthand and summarize their discussion. They participate in a simulation to experience the thoughts and emotions of the era. Students create a persona of a person who is...