The Civil Rights Movement Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- this is a 14 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 38 questions based on a Crash Course U.S. History video and the U.S.History.org website.
Students will begin this assignment by watching a segment of the Crash Course U.S. History video: Civil Rights and the 1950's . The video will introduce the time period and go over the key themes and events of the time. The video will begin by reviewing the economic inequality in the United States between blacks and whites during the 1950's. The video then reviews various court cases which were monumental in the fight for desegregation (Mendez v Westminster, Plessy v Ferguson, and Brown v Board of Education). Following Brown v Board of Education, the video introduces Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Martin Luther King Jr.. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the attempted integration of Little Rock Central High School is also discussed in the video. Following the video, students will be directed to the U.S.History.org website. The website will provide students with articles for them to answer questions about the following topics:
- Jim Crow laws and segregation
- The Montgomery Bus Boycott
- The Sit-in Movement
- CORE and the Freedom Rides
- The Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.