Unit Plan

A Time for Justice

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The Academy Award-winning documentary A Time for Justice launches a unit that examines America's civil rights movement. Class members examine key events and participants in the movement and consider how the civil rights movement changed the US. A powerful resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups update the statistics on unemployment as well as high school and college graduation rates 
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource presumes a protocol has been established for the safe, respectful discussion of controversial issues
  • The 34-page packet includes five lessons, a glossary, images, a handout that includes photos and background information on 40 people who gave their lives for civil rights, links to additional resources, a timeline, poster, and worksheets
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