This lesson plan features an article detailing W.E.B. DuBois and his impact on the Civil Rights movement. The lesson includes opportunities for students to read, write, speak, and listen. This is an interdisciplinary lesson plan that ties social studies to language arts. Students will be engaged in the reading and discussion while being asked to perform rigorous learning activities. A detailed lesson plan indicates common core alignment to include: text evidence, drawing conclusions, close reading, summarizing, and more.