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Making Change: Revolutionary Tactics of the Civil Rights Movement
10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Designed
The film American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs introduces viewers to the differing philosophies of and strategies employed by 1960s civil rights leaders such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the debate over...
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nonviolent Resistance
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Was nonviolent resistance the best means of securing civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s? In this highly engaging and informative lesson, your young historians will closely analyze several key documents from the civil rights...
The Art of Nonviolence: Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, and Concepts of Nonviolence in Indian Art
7th - 12th
Students make connections between nonviolent ideals and art. In this visual arts activity, students discuss the successes of the American Civil Rights Movement and discuss Gandhi's influence on the movement. Students then examine images...
An Introduction to Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What is right isn't always lawful — and what is lawful isn't always right. Such is the argument of Henry David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience, which contends that it is the duty of the citizen to disobey the authority of the government...
Fight For Your Right - Leading A Revolution of Change
9th - 12th
Learners examine civil rights. In this civil rights lesson, students research human rights issues of United States history. Learners then discuss their research findings and write Bill of Rights statements for the topics they researched.
Sitting Down To Stand Up For Democracy
9th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
Boycotts and bus rides, sit-ins and speeches. The focus of this amazing resource is on those people who were willing to put themselves at risk to take a stand for their belief in equal rights for all. A must-have for your curriculum...
Birmingham, 1963: Spring Jubilation Part 2
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The release of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Birmingham jail, the Children's March, and the bombings of the Gaston Motel and the home of Reverend A.D. King's home. As part of a study of the civil rights movement, class members...
Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
After reading the article "Kings Dream Everyday," class members conduct a Socratic seminar discussion of Martin Luther King,s contributions to the civil rights movement. They then read and respond to a passage from Michael Eric Dyson's...
Who’s Got Rights? An Introduction to Human Rights and Human Rights Defenders
9th - 12th
Students explore human rights issues. In this social justice lesson, students examine human rights as they read segments of the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights," discuss photographs with human rights implications, and play a human...
Governance, Corruption and Conflict Simulation on Nepal
9th - Higher Ed
Can your class help the people of Nepal? Scholars take an in-depth look into the social injustices and struggling economy of a country in turmoil during a multi-day role-playing exercise. After reviewing information on the problems...