This is a five page unit from Reading Through History documenting the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party during the civil rights era. The lesson includes the reasons for the founding of the organization, the roles it played in the major cities, the controversies surrounding the group, and the leadership roles of Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, and Eldridge Cleaver. There is a two page reading followed by three pages of student activities. The student activities include multiple choice questions, a student response essay question, a guided reading activity, and vocabulary activities. There is enough material to cover around 40 minutes of class time.
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