Part Four: Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

In the story, Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement by Doreen Rappaport, listeners become familiar with nonviolent protests of the Civil Rights Movement through music. Scholars then compose original songs using lyrics that address current issues much like the freedom songs discussed in the book. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a bulletin board featuring the quotes written in the lesson plan, add pictures, and books on the subject for learners to browse when time permits
  • Invite pupils to share their lyrics with their peers either in a small group or in front of the class
Classroom Considerations
  • The fourth lesson of five created to inform pupils about nonviolent demonstrations using children's literature, and primary and secondary sources 
  • A music component enhances class members' engagement 
  • A simple lesson plan allows for flexibility to meet the unique needs of your class
  • Some links for primary and secondary sources no longer work