Lesson PlansBack to lesson plans archive February 6, 2016
The March on Washington: Five Basic Teacher Resources
- PBS Student Reporting Labs Resource – Look back at these 12 captivating student responses on MLK’s Dream, race and change made at the time of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington to get a discussion started in your own classroom.
- The March on Washington Fact Sheet – The who, what, when, why, where and how of the March.
- The Interactive Timeline of the History of Civil Rights Movement – An interactive timeline filled with video and text about the events that shaped the Civil Rights Movement. For teachers there is a timeline guide that denotes the event and the length of its corresponding video.
- Timeline Civil Rights History – This is a helpful go-to timeline on important events in civil rights history.
- The March on Washington Glossary – Use this comprehensive glossary to help students build a foundation on the vocabulary of the Civil Rights Movement.
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