DBQuest: The Nashville Sit-In Movement

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What was it like to be a part of the sit-ins during the Civil Rights Movement? Learners consider the question and whether the protests were effective using an online documents-based investigation. The program allows for virtual navigation of documents and practice for the steps to writing an analytical essay. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer as independent exploration of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Use as a scaffolded approach to teaching documents-based questions
Classroom Considerations

  •  Interactive requires a free iCivics account
Pros

  • Virtual tutors are diverse 
  • Inquiry is pupil-driven
Cons

  • Program won't allow learners to exit without getting correct answers, or allow them to progress, but doesn't give helpful hints
  • Interface is slow to respond