Lesson Plan

Captioning the Civil Rights Movement: Reading the Images, Writing the Words

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Scholars boost their knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement with a lesson that challenges writers, readers, and historians to analyze primary sources and caption their observations. By way of reading, writing, discussion, independently, in a whole group, and pairs, pupils practice analyzing images and writing captions. Graphic organizers support readers' comprehension. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Recreate a larger version of the Caption Checklist on a themed focus wall surrounded by photographs related to the topic
  • Plan time in the library or computer lab
  • Keep handouts and writing samples in an interactive writing notebook for easy reference at a later time
Classroom Considerations
  • Participants should have some knowledge of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Browse the Resources and Preparation tab to confirm which copies must be made, books gathered, and websites bookmarked
Pros
  • Check out the Related Resources tab for ways to extend the learning experience
  • The lesson walks learners through the writing process gradually
Cons
  • None