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African Americans in California’s Heartland – The Civil Rights Era
11th CCSS: Adaptable
Events related to the Civil Rights Movement in Sacramento, California during the 1960s offer class members an opportunity to compare the nonviolent resistance approach favored by Dr. Martin Luther King and the NAACP with those of the...
Jim Crow and the Fight for Civil Rights
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
The history of voting rights in America has always been rocky, especially in the time period after the Civil War. Learn about the ways that Jim Crow laws affected the voting rights of African Americans with a lesson featuring primary...
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...
Documented Rights Educational Lesson Plan
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How have groups struggled to have their unalienable rights recognized in the United States? Acting as a research team for the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, your young historians will break into groups to research how people...
Civil Rights and the 1950s
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Take a closer look at "one of the most important periods of American social history: the 1950s," as well as the type of society that the civil rights movement would endeavor to change. This engaging video begins by detailing the era of...
Perspective on the Civil Rights and Dr. Martin Luther King's Speech
3rd - 6th
Play Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's "I Have a Dream" speech to your young learners, encouraging them to follow along with the paper copy in front of them. There are discussion questions, pictures, and a graphic organizer attached....
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...
African-American Soldiers in World War I: The 92nd and 93rd Divisions
9th - Higher Ed
Students research the role played and contributions made by African American soldiers during World War I. They discuss the evolution of civil rights in America's history, and the progress that has been made in the last 100 years.