This will be your most powerful unit yet. You assign a small group of students one of 16 Civil Rights Movement topics, ranging from little known Hispanic Civil Rights topics like Mendez vs. Westminster and the LA Student Walkouts of 1968, to the Freedom Riders, March on Washington, Black Panthers, and many more. Students switch roles with the teacher, plan and design a mini lesson to give the class!
This is a PowerPoint Slides Template, works best if you can convert it to Google Slides and share a copy with all your students to edit.
Inside the template, students will find step by step directions, calendar (you insert), and a broken down template/ scaffold for all the information they need to include. It even includes a rubric right at the end so when you grade, rubric is already attached! It pushes them to use engaging teaching strategies, with videos and primary sources.
I did not teach the Civil Rights Movement last year; instead, I allowed my 7th grade students to, and it was the most powerful unit of the year. Peer to peer learning at its finest.