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Lights, Camera, Politics: Create Your Own Presidential Campaign Ad – Lesson Plan

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Presidential candidates running in the 2016 election have spent millions of dollars to create a series of biographical campaign ads along with ads that attack opponents. Students will explore historical presidential campaign ads and then create their own TV ads. Continue reading

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Black Panthers, Social Justice in Documentaries – Lesson Plan

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Why do documentaries often center around social justice? Students will hear from Stanley Nelson, director of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” who discusses choices he made in creating the film. Continue reading

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A Mathematical Representation of the March on Washington – Lesson Plan

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This lesson uses math to help middle and high school students with intellectual disabilities to understand the significance of the March on Washington. Continue reading

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The Civil Rights Movement: A Time for Change – Lesson Plan

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The Civil Rights Movement did not begin suddenly in the 1960s, nor was it a short battle. To understand the enormity of the famous March on Washington, we compiled a timeline of major civil rights events in the 100 years leading up to August 20, 1963. Continue reading

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From Selma to Montgomery: An Introduction to the 1965 Marches – Lesson Plan

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Students will learn about the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement. They will examine the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and watch clips from the movie Selma. Most importantly, students will think critically about sources of information. Continue reading

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