Are you looking for a way to introduce students to the Civil Rights Movement without spending entire class periods focused on lectures and taking notes? The Civil Rights Movement Collaborative Project is a student-centered activity that turns your students into researchers and teachers. Students will work together with a group of their classmates to research a specific topic from the Civil Rights Movement and create a product that can educate their classmates on that topic.
Teachers will LOVE that they get to sit back and facilitate while their students do the thinking, creating, and teaching. In addition, everything that you will need to implement this activity has been included along with a variety of options and editable features that allow you to customize information to better fit the needs of your students. Students will LOVE that they are in control of their learning and that they are offered a variety of products that they can create.
☞ This resource covers the following Common Core Standards:
• RI.6-8.1 •RI.6-8.7 •W.6-8.2 •RH.6-8.7 •WHST.6-8.2 •WHST.6-8.7
☞ ☞ The following files are included in this download:
•• Civil Rights Movement Instructional Materials (50+ Pages)
• Project Overview:
These handouts include an overall project instruction sheet that contains a brief introduction to the project and the available options. A blank template has also been included so that teachers can customize instructions for students. In addition, there is also a rubric included for teachers to score the projects and a Self and Peer Evaluation handout for students to complete.
• Individual Project Handouts and Materials:
Each project includes a product specific page that includes criteria and a project checklist. In addition to the fully complete product instruction page, there are two other editable resources that allows teachers to customize the instructions and/or checklist to fit the needs of their students. There is also a group brainstorming page with guiding questions, a double-entry journal organizer for student research, and a rough draft page for students to sketch out their ideas before creating their final project.
• There are SIX project options that your students will be able to select:
Students will be responsible for creating a poster that contains both relevant information and graphics that are directly related to their topic from the Civil Rights Movement.
☞ Illustrated Storyboard:
Students will be responsible for creating an illustrated storyboard on paper or the computer that tells the “story” of their topic.
☞ Letters to the Editor:
Students will write a Letter to the Editor to educate others on their topic from the Civil Rights Movement.
Students will be responsible for creating a brochure on paper or the computer that includes relevant information and graphics that are directly related to their topic.
Students are responsible for creating a commercial or trailer that educates their classmates about their topic from the Civil Rights Movement.
☞ PowerPoint Presentation:
Students are responsible for creating a multi-slide presentation that includes relevant information and graphics that are related to their topic.
•••In addition there are options available for students to create their own project or for teachers to create additional project options.•••
••Civil Rights Movement Presentation (50 Slides with 15+ Editable Slide Templates):
This presentation comes in PDF and PowerPoint versions. It is designed to help guide both teachers and students through this project. There are 15+ editable slide templates that you can use to customize the presentation to better fit the needs of your students/classroom.
••Civil Rights Movement Lesson Outline (50+ Pages):
This lesson outline is a PDF version of the Civil Rights Movement Collaborative Project instructional materials. It includes suggested modifications/explanations, teacher tips, and more to help guide teachers through setting up and effectively organizing this unit.
••Civil Rights Movement Models and Samples(10+ Pages): Teacher Models for the project have been included to help students through each step of the project. In addition, work samples have been included for the poster, brochure, and PowerPoint options.
Please be sure to download the preview file to see exactly what you are getting when you purchase this product!
Created by Stephanie M. Icenogle, The Creative Classroom © 2017
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Permission to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
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