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Emmett Till: A Series of Four Lessons

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A four-lesson collection, designed to be used with the film, The Murder of Emmett Till, provides the historical context viewers need to understand the implications for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 70s as well as today's...
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The Murder of Emmett Till

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was visiting family in Mississippi when he was killed by two white men. An excerpt from the PBS documentary The Murder Of Emmett Till discusses the hate crime and subsequent acquittal of the killers—and how...
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Emmett Till: A Classroom Sonnet

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Who is Emmet Till? An important historical figure, your kids will be shocked by his story! Discover the details of his life and collaborate to write a crown of sonnets in the style of Marilyn Nelson.
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Emmett Till: Choosing to Remember

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mamie Till, the mother of Emmett Till and civil rights activist, believed that her son's murder was the last straw before public outrage over racial injustice spilled over into the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century. A history...
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Tom Robinson and Emmett Till

For Students 8th - 9th
Not only is Emmett Till's name misspelled on the worksheet, but the graphic organizer is just too small to be practical! Correct the spelling error and enlarge the circles so your class can record valuable information. A lot of...
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Emmett Till: Connecting the History of Lynching to The Murder

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Though the murder of Emmett Till shocked 1950's America into turning attention to the racial crimes of the South, it was far from the first time racism had erupted into violence. High schoolers examine the killing in context with the...
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Protesting Violence without Violence

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
The ultimate legacy of Emmett Till's violent death is its role in the non-violent roots of the Civil Rights Movement. A lesson compares contemporaneous articles with the lyrics of Bob Dylan's "The Death of Emmett Till" and prompts...
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The Lessons of Emmett Till

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students participate in a WebQuest designed to take them on a journey into the darkness that is race predjudice and the often-violent means in which it is manifested. They investigate the murder of a 14-year-old Chicago boy visiting...
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Emmett Till: Examining the Choices People Made

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The choices made by Roy Bryant and J.W. Millam, the men who murdered Emmett Till in 1955, are usually the ones people ponder when they examine the case. But other individuals made choices that contributed to the event and its subsequent...
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The Story of Emmett Till

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students discover the story of Emmett Till. In this Civil Rights Movement lesson, students watch "Awakenings" and investigate the impact of the Emmett Till lynching. Students compose an essay that explore the lynching as a pivotal moment...
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Mississippi Trial, 1955: Pre-reading Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pink and Say, a picture book by Patricia Polacco, and an anticipation guide, set the stage for a reading of Mississippi Trial, 1955, Chris Crowe's novel based on the true story of the murder of Emmett Till. Instructional routines, the...
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Emmett Till: Confronting the Murder

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The 1955 murder of Emmett Till is often regarded as the catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century. Learn more about the brutal crime—and, as many believe, the miscarriage of justice—that began a national conversation...
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Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After completing "Chapter 4: The Wolf Whistle" of Chris Crowe's Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case, readers adopt the identity of one of Emmett Till's friends and in this voice, craft a journal entry...
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Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Before reading Chris Crowe's Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case, individuals reflect on a series of statements and then share their thoughts in groups.
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Civil Rights Historical Investigations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The murder of Emmett Till, the Selma to Montgomery march, and the desegregation of Boston schools are the focus of three units that ask class members to investigate why these events were so key in the struggle for civil rights. Groups...
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A Pivotal Moment in the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
After an examination of primary source materials, individuals write an argumentative essay in which they craft and support a claim about how pivotal the murder of Emmett Till was to the civil rights movement.
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Ghost Boys: Educator Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The spirit of the Civil Rights Movement lives on in a more literal than figurative way in Ghost Boys. A focused lesson plan features Jewell Parker Rhodes' novel about ghosts of slain black teenagers, including the main character, Jerome,...
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Resources for Ghost Boys

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Jewell Parker Rhodes, the author of Ghost Boys, wanted to bring the historical legacy of Emmett Till and the current topic of racial prejudice into today's young readers' mindsets. Use a reading guide and set of discussion questions to...
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Case in Point

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars read about and discuss the re-opening of the Emmett Till murder case. They research and write about a famous civil rights trial and create a poster highlighting the importance of the trial.
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Breaking the Code: Actions and Songs of Protest

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Ezell Blair, Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil changed history. Their sit-in at the lunch counter of the Woolworths in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960 became a model for the nonviolent protests that...
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Tracing the Roots of Racism in America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore race relations. In this race issues instructional activity, students examine primary resources and the story of Emmett Till in order to understand the White, Euro-centrism of American history.
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Meting Out Justice

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the murder case of Emmett Till and identify the missing pieces from the case. Through research, they then work to fill in the gaps to create a basis for examining how justice might be served anew in this...
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The Hate U Give

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas became a quick hit in the young adult literature genre before its adaptation in the 2018 film of the same name. Use a thorough lesson, discussion guide, and series of activities to discuss the social...
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Mississippi Trial, 1955: K-W-H-L Strategy

For Teachers 7th - 12th
To prepare for a reading of Christopher E. Crowe's Mississippi Trial, 1955, class members create a KWHL chart and begin by generating questions they have about the civil rights movement, slavery, and the death of Emmett Till. 

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