Vietnam and Civil Rights Era, 1960-1980 Teacher Resources

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Living History: Local Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Your young historians will learn about the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the nature of Jim Crow laws from those in the community who experienced it first-hand.
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Keep Your Eye On the Prize

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers learn about citizens who were actively involved in the civil rights movement, and the strategies they used to overcome the Jim Crow laws that were so prevalent in the 1960s. They investigate the voting amendments of the US...
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Egalitarian America

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What does a true American represent? Scholars investigate the equal rights era of the 1960s and 1970s in the 20th installment of a 22-part series on American history. Using photographic, magazine, written, and video evidence, groups...
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Social Activism in the United States

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the goals of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.  For this US History lesson, 7th graders read a newspaper article that reported a significant event during this era.  Students write a summary of this...
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New Voices for African Americans

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders study Malcolm X and black power. In this African American lesson plan, 11th graders write a journal entry about black power and create a timeline of the events during the civil right movement.
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Nonviolence the Road to Freedom

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders discuss the use of nonviolence.  In this civil rights movement lesson, 11th graders write a journal entry on the differences between Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., discuss nonviolence and create a poster...
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Civil Rights Protest and Dilemmas

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To gain a deeper understanding of the dilemmas faced by protesters during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, class members listen to the oral histories of two protestors: a young black girl and a white Vietnam vet teaching...
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Chapter 26 – The 1960s & 1970s Counterculture

For Students 9th - 12th
For this 1960's and 1970's America worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the counterculture and respond to 41 short answer questions.
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Revolution '67, Lesson 2: What Happened in July 1967? How Do We Know?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Even in a world in which dozens of participants and curious onlookers record every controversial event, the basic facts of what happened are often in dispute. Revolution '67, Lesson 2 explores 1967 Newark, New Jersey using an examination...
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Social Activism In The United States

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore justice issues. In this social activism lesson, students watch "Social Activism in the United States," and then locate newspaper articles from the 1960's and 1970's about events during the era.
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Revolution '67, Lesson 1: Protest: Why and How

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
To some people, protesting is as American as apple pie, but the factors that lead to protests can be as confusing to veteran activists as to today's youth. Revolution '67 explores the riots in Newark, New Jersey as a case study.  Using...
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Teaching the History of the Black Panther Party: 5 Essential FAQ’s

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are the facts about the Black Panther Party? Was it, as J. Edgar Hoover contended, a terrorist organization and a threat to national security? Or a group of indviduals bound together by a desire to protect and nurture their...
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Jazz in America Lesson Plan 7

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars survey free jazz and fusion. They explore how free jazz and fusion reflected American culture and society in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Integration of Education and American Society

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How did the struggle for Civil Rights during the 1950s transform American society and politics? Why are American schools integrated today? Class members explore these essential questions by examining a series of primary and secondary...
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American Indian Civil Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine social justice issues regarding American Indians. In this civil rights lesson, students investigate the Red Power Movement of the 1960's and 1970's. Students then roleplay interviewing Native American protesters.
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Civil Rights Leaders

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore racism in America by researching historic victories for equality. In this African American leaders lesson, students discuss the contributions Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. made while reading a timeline. Students...
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African American Women Trailblazers

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students take a closer look at the accomplishments of African-American women. In this African-American history lesson, students explore the work of Bessie Coleman, Gwendolyn Bennett, Lulu Madison White, and Zelma Watson George as they...
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The Chicano Movement: Comparing Plights of Civil Rights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate case studies of racial segregation and integration in the United States during the 60s and 70s. In small groups, they prepare a PowerPoint presentation that describes the activist group, and protests involved in the...
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"The New Television Set" a Gateway to the Post World War II Era

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders demonstrate their knowledge of the effects of television on the political, economic, religious, social, intellectual and artistic life of the US nation from the 1950's. Research how television shaped public opinion with...
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Making the Movie Antigone

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Pupils create a movie prospectus for Antigone being faithful to the major themes and conflict. They include the plot, setting, characters, and conflict while making them relevant to contemporary audiences.
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Maracas Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create maracas. In this Cinco de Mayo lesson, 5th graders explore the history of Cinco de Mayo and design maracas made from paper mache. Numerous resources are provided for this lesson.