Unit Plan

BPS Civil Rights

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This BPS Civil Rights unit plan also includes:

Include moments of heroism in a social studies module that includes three units. Focusing on the murder of Emmett Till, the movement of nonviolent resistance, and segregating schools in Boston, the units explore key events of the civil rights movement as well as the importance of individual courage and conviction of character.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members investigate instances of racial segregation in their state
  • Could be the focus of Black History Month studies or any study of civil rights
Classroom Considerations
  • Although the final unit in the resource looks at desegregation in Boston, the materials are appropriate for all classes
  • The 268 packet includes an introduction and overview of the module, three complete unit plans, an appendix with teaching resources, assessment suggestions, project ideas, and endnotes
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