Civil Rights - Resource Bundle (PPT, Projects, Questions, Readings, etc.)

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Excellent! Students loved the variety of activities. I teach ELLs, so the images were especially helpful and engaging.


Resource bundle contains 18 resources that covers the major events of the Civil Rights Movement and the legacy of the event in American History. Covers the entire time period from the Jim Crow era to Rosa Parks, Emmett Till, the March on Washington and many other events. As well, it includes all necessary rubrics and teacher keys.

It includes varied resources, such as: Projects, Centers Activity, Photo Essay / Photo Analysis, Song Analysis, Webquest, Readings and Questions, Writing Assignments, Collaborative Assignment, Online Research, Place-mat Activity, Crossword Puzzle, Position Paper and much more!

By buying this resource bundle you are saving, instead of buying all of the resources individually.

It includes the following, which are also available on my TpT store!

Civil Rights - Photo Analysis Centers Activity

This 17 page/slide resource is a photo analysis that uses a "centers" activity format with five different photos/centers related to the Civil Rights Movement. This excellent resource includes five different and powerful photos that can be used in the five different centers for use in the classroom.

The students rotate through each of the five centers in order to view a different image and use an included photo analysis chart in order to record their observations and interpretations of each image. The included photo analysis chart requires students to consider the 5W's (Who, What Where When and Why) of each photo and then to offer an overall interpretation. This is a great activity for building and improving student photo analysis skills and collaboration skills as they rotate and work with other students.

Civil Rights - Jim Crow Laws - PowerPoint and Student Handouts

This 27 page/slide package includes 3 unique resources related to the Jim Crow Laws and the impact it had on the lives of people.

The first resource is a 20 slide PowerPoint that details the history, significance and major elements of the Jim Crow Laws era in American History and how it led to the Civil Rights Movement. The PowerPoint details how the Jim Crow Laws impacted African Americans and the effect it had on American society. The PowerPoint includes vivid images related to the Jim Crow system and will engage your students with dynamic animations and transitions of the slides.

The second resource is a 5 page student handout in which students will record notes related to the included Jim Crow Laws PowerPoint. It is an excellent resource for maintaining student participation and allowing students the opportunity to record notes!

Civil Rights - Jim Crow Laws - Photo Essay with Rubric and Teacher Guide

This 4 page resource involves students creating a photo essay based on how the Jim Crow Laws impacted the lives of people in the time period. The resource includes a student handout that details the expectations of the photo essay and the process by which students should create their photo essay. It involves students first identifying the ways that the events of the Jim Crow Laws impacts the lives of people who lived in the time period through a collaborative place-mat activity. Once students have identified the impacts related to the Jim Crow Laws, they then create their photo essays using a series of images and captions to convey their interpretations.

Civil Rights - Rosa Parks (Reading, Primary Sources, Project, Assignments)

This 14 page Civil Rights package includes 4 resources related to the life and legacy of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The entire package includes all necessary teacher keys, guides, and rubrics for ease of use!

The package begins with a one-page reading on the Rosa Parks bus incident in 1955 and the impact it would have on the overall life of African-Americans. Next, the resource includes two pages of primary sources related to the arrest of Rosa Parks (original police report). Students will use the reading and primary sources to answer a set of analysis questions that center on factual information of the Rosa Parks protest.

Next, this resource includes a research project wherein students will research a different example of protest or activism and compare it with Rosa Parks and her protest on the bus in 1955. The project requires students to complete research but allows freedom for students to pursue a topic that interests them as well as the freedom to complete the project in a manner of their choosing. A great student-centered activity in which students can build on their understanding of the Civil Rights Movement, Rosa Parks and the importance of protest and activism. Comes with a marking rubric for ease of assessment.

Civil Rights - Death of Emmett Till (Reading, Song Analysis, Assignment, etc.)

This 14 page package centers on the death of Emmett Till in 1955 and the impact it had on the overall Civil Rights Movement. The package comes with a series of resources, including: a detailed and engaging reading on the life and death of Emmett Till, a set of analysis questions related to the reading, a song analysis and discussion guide for the Bob Dylan protest song The Death of Emmett Till, a writing assignment on the impact and legacy of the death of Emmett Till. The package includes all necessary rubrics, teacher keys and web links for additional research.

Civil Rights - Greensboro Four Sit-in (Reading, Photo & Writing Assignment)

This 7 page package contains three different resources related to the Greensboro sit-in. First, the resource includes a two-page reading on the Greensboro sit-in of 1960 and the effect it had at the time. The reading is detailed and comprehensive and will help students to understand the significance of the the Greensboro sit-in. Students will use the reading to obtain the information necessary to complete the includes assignments.

Civil Rights - Martin Luther King and Malcolm X - Ideas (Collaborative Lesson)

This 15 page resource is an excellent collaborative lesson for teaching the main ideas/beliefs/views of both Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in relation to the Civil Rights Movement. This resource includes a detailed teacher guide on how to facilitate the collaborative lesson and offers descriptions for extension of the activity and also for differentiation of use.

Civil Rights Movement - I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King - Socratic Seminar

A 20+ page package related to the "I Have a Dream" Speech by Martin Luther King. This package contains all of the necessary documents to facilitate a Socratic Seminar related to the "I Have a Dream" Speech by Martin Luther King.

This is a fantastic activity and lesson to assist students in fostering deep, meaningful and engaging learning related to the Civil Rights Movement. Students will read a common text (the "I Have a Dream" Speech by Martin Luther King) and the Socratic Seminar will assist students in understanding and analyzing the text. The lesson centers on cooperation, source analysis and meaningful discussion within a group.

Civil Rights - Song Analysis Project (Blowin' in the Wind by Bob Dylan)

This 4 page resource contains a project that requires students to analyze the song Blowin' in the Wind by Bob Dylan and the ways in which it relates to the fight for rights at the time. The famous song became an anthem of the era and is an excellent tool for student analysis in order to show their interpretive skills and their ability to relate a source to the events of the movement. It is also an excellent tool for using music to engage and excite the students in your classroom!

Civil Rights Movement - Timeline Assignment with Key and Rubric

7 page timeline assignment that requires students to create a timeline of key events related to the Civil Rights Movement. This resource includes a student handout that details the expectations and events to be displayed in the timeline assignment. The assignment requires the students to place the different events chronologically on a timeline (poster or PowerPoint, etc.) and to provide the historical significance of each event. The resource includes a two page timeline for students to plan and prepare their timelines. Also, the resource includes a detailed teachers key for each of the events included in the assignment, as well as a detailed explanation for use. Finally, the package includes a rubric for ease of assessment.

Civil Rights Movement - Webquest with Key

This 10 page webquest and teachers key related to the basic history of the Civil Rights Movement in the USA. It contains 21 questions from the website.

Your students will learn about how the movement impacted society in general and the major contributions it made to the advances in equality rights in the United States. Specifically, your students will learn about how it led to change in society through a series of important events, such as: Selma March, Sit-ins, March on Washington. As well, this webquest will review the important people, such as: Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
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140 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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