Core Curriculum Lesson Plans for The Lions of Little Rock

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Schools in the 1950s and 60s looked very different from the schools we know today. An educator's guide explores the civil rights movement and, specifically, the process of integrating schools. Questions cover key themes in the novel and encourage deeper research into the issues of the time period.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect to the story of Ruby Bridges, another African-American girl who was part of the fight for civil rights
  • Create a timeline to show how schools have changed since the time period of the novel
Classroom Considerations

  • Designed for grades five through seven, but the main characters attend high school
Pros

  • Introduces the text through pre-reading activities
  • Includes many cross-curricular connections
Cons

  • Lacks extensive chapter-by-chapter questions