Take students back to Birmingham, Alabama in the spring of 1963 where young people like themselves risked their freedom and safety for a cause important to all Americans--equality.
In this Common Core-aligned lesson, students will use source documents to learn about the civil rights struggles in Birmingham to answer the Focus Question: Should young people be directly involved in the civil rights protests for equality in Birmingham, Alabama?
1. To develop an understanding of why children could be directly involved in the struggle for civil rights.
2. To develop arguments for and against the involvement of children in social struggles.
3. To strengthen your academic discussion and debate skills in today’s History Face-off debate!
Includes instructions, kick-off/warm-up activity, discussion protocol, primary and secondary sources, and a exit ticket/homework assignment.
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