In this inquiry-based project, students become figures from the Civil Rights Movement.
Students research their figure and then embody that person at a culminating party. This project puts students literally in the lives of historical figures. Meet Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Thurgood Marshall and more through your students' discovery of them.
A great addition to your Civil Rights Movement study.
This detailed teacher’s guide includes:
● How to use this resource and complete timeline within the teacher’s guide
● Suggested figures of 30+ individuals with annotated bibliography for figures from the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
● Student handouts including: research template, historical context template, costume research guide, and guide for preparing for the party.
● Writing References style guide
● Complete list of journal entry prompts
● A complete materials list
NOTE: This product was updated 8/25/16.
Skills Developed in this lesson:
- Students will practice interpersonal communication
- Students will research a topic using multiple sources
- Students will analyze nonfiction text. (CCSS ELA.LITERACY R1)
- Students will identify nonfiction text as secondary or primary sources. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1)
- Students will write short narratives as a historical character. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3)
- Students will analyze how a historical figure’s setting and personal history shaped the person they became.
- Students will embody a historical figure.
Civil Right Resources Include:
- Civil Rights Movement: Illustrated Timeline
- Question of the Day: Civil Rights Movement
- Who am I? Bring Civil Rights Movement Figures Alive in this Common Core Aligned Research Project
- Civil Rights Movement: Real-world Civil Rights Action
- Civil Rights Movement: Quick and Easy Newspaper
- Black History Month - African-American Figures Research project
- Civil Rights Interactive Notebook Pages (just added; not yet available elsewhere in the store.)
Also available as part of the money saving growing 20th century US history teacher resource bundle
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