Civil Rights Movement

20 pertinent classroom resources for Black History Month

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Bayard Rustin, seen here in 1964 surrounded by young people before a demonstration, was a a civil rights and a gay rights activist and chief…read more

Lesson plan: Covington Catholic incident through a media literacy lens

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Discuss media literacy strategies you can use when it comes to understanding current events and issues, including the confrontation between Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his classmates, and Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips on Friday at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Continue reading

Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr. for today

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Use this lesson on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to discuss dreamed of an America where people would “not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  Continue reading

Lesson plan: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as visual text

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Students will examine why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was a defining moment in the Civil Rights Movement and explain their analysis through a visual drawing or illustration. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Social justice through the lens of the Black Panthers

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Students will hear from Stanley Nelson, director of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” who discusses the role social justice plays in documentary filmmaking. Continue reading

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