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Hotel Rwanda Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Here is the comprehensive, official educator's guide for presenting Hotel Rwanda and the story of the Rwandan genocide in 1994 to a classroom environment. It includes a range of exceptional hands-on or discussion activities, as well as a...
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DNA, Crime and Law Enforcement

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Civil rights meets biotechnology in a instructional activity that scrutinizes the collection of DNA of citizens who have been arrested, but not yet convicted of a crime. Real-life cases are examined in which the DNA of a relative was...
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Genetics and Reproduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Disease prevention or designer babies? Use a set of slides to introduce the growing practice of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD. Teens read related articles and then break into groups to address different scenarios. Afterward,...
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The Greensboro Sit-Ins

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Imagine an old 1960s diner. There's a long, L-shaped counter top and classic diner stools covered in vinyl dotting the counter space. Sounds like your typical diner, doesn't it? A piece of this diner now sits in The Smithsonian. Why?...
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Little Rock Nine

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A compelling account of the Little Rock Nine, the first nine students to attend a desegregated school in Arkansas. Stills and video clips illustrate the tumultuous first year at Little Rock High School. Use this video to stir discussion...
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Birmingham Campaign

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"You've got to keep the whites and blacks separate!" In an attempt to keep students segregated, Bull Connor actually revived the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama. Learn about his efforts, Martin Luther King Junior's responses, and...
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The Freedom Rides

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"We're going on to New Orleans. No matter what happens, we're dedicated to this. We'll take hitting; we'll take beating. We're willing to accept death." In 1960, a group of students, both black and white, journeyed across the south and...
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Making the Branches of Government Relevant

For Teachers 5th - 7th
A discussion of the three branches of government can be a fascinating experience.
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The Southern Freedom Movement: A Case study of how Social Movements Happen

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There are countless civil rights resources, but this one really stands out. Social movements as they relate to human or civil rights are completely discussed in the context of the Southern Freedom Movement. Slides contain connected or...
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Apartheid: A Journey of Inequality

For Teachers 9th - 12th
When a resource like this comes along, I want everyone to see it. Actively engage your learners with a lesson on apartheid. They'll analyze 10 photos, complete two journal entries, and read six slides of text separated into dated chunks....
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Civil Rights Video Essay

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate a decade of American history when the civil rights movement was a focus of national attention. They create a video essay about a person or event that played an important role in shaping the civil rights movement.
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Making a Case

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Start the day by sharing opinions about human rights. Then, read "A Defiant Hussein Pleads Not Guilty to Mass Execution" with your middle and high school class. Your pupils research the specific charges in the case against Saddam...
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Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" Speech

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Invite your class to investigate racism and civil rights by analyzing the great Dr. Martin Luther King's speech. Your learners will read the words from the "I Have a Dream" speech and analyze the political and racial overtones. They will...
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Melba Pattillo and Ruby Bridges: Two Heroes of School Integration

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners put themselves in the shoes of students who integrated Little Rock High School in 1957-58. Note: The primary resources in this activity provide powerful and poignant descriptions of what those students faced.
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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Most Meaningful Way

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Lead your class on a journey into the Deep South so that they understand the true meaning of what inspired this holiday.
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Qualifying to Vote Under Jim Crow

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Literacy tests, poll taxes, grandfather laws? Scholars study the systematic ways African-Americans were kept from voting even after it was made a law. They analyze a series of primary source documents, complete a worksheet, and engaged...
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Civil Rights- the Long Road to Equality

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Civil Rights worksheet, students take a pre-test, review vocabulary, see a timeline, discuss how to overcome racism and much more in this 22 page lesson with blackline masters.
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Civil Rights in America

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders visit the Smithsonian and are shown different exhibits. They are to make their own drawing about one of the exhibits and write about the experience.
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Argument in an Athenian Jail: Socrates and the Law

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students read and discuss Socrates's "Crito" and examine the arguments he made supporting his own death penalty. They consider the still-relevant debate between the rights of the individual and the rule of law.
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Let Freedom Ring: The Life & Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use text and photos to visualize the delivery of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic "I Have A Dream" speech. They analyze Dr. King's speech for examples of imagery and allusion and create original poetry and illustrations...
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Development of Federal Civil Rights Acts : 1950's - Present

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars use the Internet to research one of five cases associated with Brown v. Board of Education and then join a group with people who researched the other four.
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Art: Faith Ringgold Story Quilts

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders examine the impact of African American culture on the United States by inspecting Faith Ringgold's story quilts. Working in groups, they create a collective story quilt about current cultural issues. They research their...
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American Jews and Civil Rights

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's and how American Jews were involved. They discuss the responsibilities of any minority or ethnic group. They consider the process of change in politics as well.
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence

For Teachers K - 5th
Using the book, Martin's Big Words, learners will discover the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vocabulary is identified throughout the story by using several his famous protest speeches as examples. Class discussions on racism, during...