March on Washington

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: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as a work of literature

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Students will study Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and discuss the literary influences on King’s speech. Continue reading

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

Lesson Plan: How the Civil Rights Movement embodied a time of change

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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

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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