Unit Plan

Egalitarian America

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What does a true American represent? Scholars investigate the equal rights era of the 1960s and 1970s in the 20th installment of a 22-part series on American history. Using photographic, magazine, written, and video evidence, groups develop a presentation that highlights individual Americans, from Latinos to African-Americans to members of the women's rights movement. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Play music from the 1960s and 1970s during group work to enhance learning 
  • Invite a guest speaker who was part of the various movements for civil rights
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson uses VCR, overhead projector, and transparencies
  • Resource provides detailed assessment rubric for teacher use
  • Lesson includes printable primary materials for classroom distribution 
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