Birmingham 1963: Spring Jubilation Part 1

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As part of a study of the 1963 quest for civil rights in Birmingham, Alabama, class members view a PowerPoint that details the struggle and analyze Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If class members have not already done so, have them investigate the different approaches of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. to the quest for civil rights
Classroom Considerations

  • The first in a four-part series on the struggle for civil rights in Alabama
  • The lesson presumes class members have an understanding of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, Freedom Riders, Plessy v Ferguson, Brown v Board of Education, and Jim Crow laws
Pros

  • The nine-page packet includes background information, a step-by-step plan, a PowerPoint presentation, discussion questions, graphic organizers, worksheets, and a rubric for the photo essay assignment
Cons

  • None
Common Core