This viewing guide is designed to augment classroom viewing of Episode 5 of Henry Louis Gates's "Many Rivers to Cross." This episode illustrates black history from 1940-1968, focusing on the Civil Rights era, including the tension between groups dedicated to passive resistance and those who used violence to create changes. I designed this viewing guide to help students focus on video, not distract them. Therefore, students only look for five anecdotes that illustrate main themes in the African-American experience during this time. This would be great for a sub plan or a day before a break when you expect many students to be absent. Please note that this episode contains pictures and descriptions of lynching and other violence against African Americans that may not be appropriate for all students.
If you would like to see an example of what this file will look like, check out the previous episode's viewing guide, which is available for FREE here https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Many-Rivers-to-Cross-Viewing-Guide-1861-1877-2431900 !