The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March: Shaking the Conscience of the Nation

This The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March: Shaking the Conscience of the Nation lesson plan also includes:

Travel back in time to examine how tragic events can spur positive change. Scholars explore the impact of the Selma Voting Rights March, including the tragic loss of life and the later signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Academics complete worksheets, participate in group discussions, and interpret primary sources to gain a better perspective of the historic event. 

3 Views 1 Download
CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Explore the experiences of those who participated in the Voting Rights March 
  • Arrange for a local activist to speak about ways pupils can enact change in their communities 
Classroom Considerations
  • Younger learners may need additional assistance to complete the lesson
Pros
  • Lesson is adaptable for a wide range of age groups 
  • Resource provides an opportunity to practice historical analysis  
Cons
  • None