This is a PowerPoint of 20 Civil Rights Movement Journal Writing Prompts to supplement your unit of study. The writing prompts are thought provoking and encourage critical thinking about social injustice and strategies for change. Twenty prompts can provide you with journal writing activities for a full month. Great to use in January after you return from winter break in conjunction with preparing for the Martin Luther King holiday. Also goes well with your Black History Month unit. Students will learn, write, and discover things about the civil rights movement, such as what makes a society, what strategies for change worked, and compare the passive resistance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the combative and by all means necessary approach of Malcolm X. Includes prompts for opinion writing, expository and argument writing, comparison contrast, and many require evidence to support reasoning. For example, students would have to analyze the shades of meaning in the difference between something that is unfair (a slight infraction) and something that is unjust (a major problem).
Project the prompts on your white board to show the thought provoking illustrations, or hide the background graphics and make printable notes. PowerPoint is editable for your classroom use.
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