This lesson has a series of descriptions of key events in the Civil Rights Movement and then images or videos to demonstrate what happened.
1) Students read an introduction of how African Americans felt returning home after WWII and the impact of integrating the armed forces during the war. Then, students read an overview about the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the involvement of MLK and Rosa Parks.
2) Students read an overview of the Little Rock Nine and do a picture analysis of Elizabeth Eckford. Students also watch a video clip of the Little Rock Nine talking about their experiences and confronting white classmates in the 1980's.
3) Students read about the Greensboro protests and watch a clip of the students in SNCC training one another to remain non-violent at the lunch counters. Students also read about how CORE engaged in Freedom Rides across across the south and see a video about how they were treated. Finally students watch a clip from the March on Washington and MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech.
This lesson has a lot of different components and can be used to teach the key ideas of the civil rights movement in a class period. However, if you have more time to go more into depth for each topic you can do that as well by splitting up the lesson and adding pictures or documents for each key moment in the movement.