Intense in-class simulation where students will research about a murdered civil rights figure and then give his or her eulogy.
Students will learn more about death as a means of change through researching one Civil Rights member and/or African-American who was murdered during the Civil Rights Movement (1950’s-1960’s).
1. You will research about the murder and death of someone during the Civil Rights Movement (1950’s – 1960’s). This person may be a leader, a member, and/or simply an innocent person. Your person will be picked for you at random in class. You will probably not know your person.
2. You will write and in class speak a three-four minute Eulogy for this murdered person. A Eulogy is defined as a: a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly. You will dress up for the occasion in a formal outfit and bring flowers to commemorate the memory of the person. You may also want to create a memorial pamphlet for extra credit.
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