The following is a 30 slide PPT which teaches students the main ideas including causes, events, key people, and outcomes of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950's and 1960's in the United States. This PPT has great primary source pictures and historically accurate text to go along which is great for students to takes notes and/or teachers to lecture from.
This PPT begins with the background of the Civil Rights Movement before moving into the four key Civil Rights Groups. Then the PPT teaches key court cases including Brown v. BOE and the subsequent Crisis in Little Rock, then moves onto the Civil Rights Acts of 1957, then onto Emmett Till (w/You Tube Link to Bob Dylan Song) and Racial Violence, then onto the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Sit-Ins, Freedom Riders, James Meredith and college issue, and the resulting racial violence. Then this PPT moves onto the marches on Birmingham, and then Washington D.C., resulting in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Then the PPT moves onto Freedom Summer and the March on Selma followed by the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This PPT then introduces radical civil rights activism including the Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, Black Power Movement, and Malcolm X concluding in the assassinations of Malcolm X and MLK Jr. This PPT ends with outcomes and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.