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Responses to Discrimination During the Civil Rights Period
9th - 12th
Students examine the effects of discrimination. In this American Civil Rights Movement lesson, students participate in a classroom activity that requires them to personally feel the effects of discrimination. Students then explore...
Social Studies: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students examine the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his impact on racial equality. In addition to lectures and discussion, students also submit two written assignments exploring how struggle builds character and the sacrifices and...
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Use the historical account of Claudette Colvin to study civil rights and connect past injustices to modern issues. As learners read, they examine chapter titles, record quotes, and participate in discussion. Next, they research active...
Decisions That Changed Our Lives: A Look At the African American Quest for Freedom and Rights
5th - 8th
Learners are introduced to the goals of abolitionists throughout history. In groups, they use the internet to discover the purpose of the Underground Railroad and why there were bus boycotts in the 1960s. They compare and contrast the...
Lesson Plan: The Children's Crusade and the Role of Youth in the African American Freedom Struggle
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Young people played significant roles in the Civil Rights movement. Class members examine the contributions of Barbara Johns, Claudette Colvin, Mary Louise Smith, and the children of Birmingham,...