Civil Rights and Active Citizenship

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As part of a study of the American Civil Rights movement, class members search the Internet to find important facts, people, events, and pictures that they use to create a timeline of events between 1955 and 1970. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members search for information for their timelines about the Civil Rights movement in their area
Classroom Considerations

  • The AARP video is 44 minutes long
  • The resource is designed for North Carolina schools but the activities are appropriate for any classroom study of the Civil Rights movement

  • Includes a rubric to assess the timelines

  • Resource contains spelling and grammar errors
  • Many of the links within the resource do not work; however, the materials may be found on the Internet
Common Core