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Civil Rights Movement Unit Plan

Civil Rights Movement Unit Plan
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This is a great resource for any teacher teaching a unit on Civil Rights. The unit focuses around the novel "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" by Christopher Paul Curtis. Here are the lessons that are included:

1) Introduction to the Civil Rights Movement
2) Begin read aloud
3) “Mother of the Movement” - Rosa Parks Day – biographies and picture books
4) Get on the bus and Take Rosa’s Seat!/A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
5) “A Brave Little 1st Grader” – Ruby Bridges
6) Learning with All Kinds of Texts
7) Big Ideas that Defined the Movement
8) Representing Information Visually
9) Songs of the Movement
10) The Children's March and Mighty Times
11) Show Us What You Can Do!
12) End of the Unit Test (last pages of the document)

Additionally, the following worksheets and guides are provided for you:
1) The Children's March movie guide (you can order this movie for free off the website www.tolerance.org) It is a AWESOME and POWERFUL movie to show your students
2) A Visual Response to Text Activity
3) Concepts to Understand When Learning About the Civil Rights Movement (this includes key terms and has lines underneath each word where students can write their understanding of the word)
4) The Watson's Go to Birmingham class reading schedule (you will probably have to change the dates, but it is nice to have the template)
5) A photo analysis activity guide
6) An end of the unit test

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Total Pages
16 pages
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N/A
Teaching Duration
1 month
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