Out of the Shadows | Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Two powerful video clips launch a study of race relations in the United States after the Selma, Alabama riots, the passage of the Votings Rights Act, and the riots in Watts, California. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Establish a protocol to permit a safe, respectful discussion of sensitive issues
  • Read the included teacher notes for teaching tips and suggestions for the lesson
  • Preview the video clips to determine if appropriate for your classroom population
  • Have small groups investigate other group protests including the Black Panther Party and Black Lives Matter
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the PBS Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise collection
  • Requires student copies of the 3-2-1- strategy chart, the free-write prompts, and post-viewing discussion questions
Pros
  • The videos capture the complexities of the quest for equal rights in the United States
  • The resource includes teacher tips, discussion questions, and a worksheet
Cons
  • None
Common Core