This Civil Rights Movement lesson plan bundle provides an engaging overview of the major events, people, and philosophies, of the Civil Rights Movement. There are 4 Powerful Stories and Lessons that Capture the Causes, Effects, and Legacy of the Civil Rights Era.
This four-part unit highlights the major events, achievements, challenges, and heroes of the Civil Rights Movement focusing on the four incredible stories. It begins by covering the Jim Crow South and how the murder of Emmett Till helped spark the Civil Rights Movement by highlighting the injustice in America and the cruelty of race hatred that existed and the courage of those to rise against it. Lesson two focuses on how the events at Jackson Sit-In show the philosophy, determination, and power of nonviolent resistance that characterized the early years of the Civil Rights Movement. The third episode dives deep into the lives and differing beliefs of Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X but also covers important events that build on the previous lessons and lead to the last episode; the Black Power Movement. Focusing on the 1968 Olympic Protest and “Black Power Fist”, it teaches how the Civil Rights Movement shifted and became more aggressive, militant, and the impacts it had on America. All the videos, lesson plans, and student activities, build upon each other and will leave students empowered, interested, and more thoughtfully aware of how to create meaningful change in our world.
The tasks are varied for each Civil Rights Movement lesson plan to keep students interested and engaged in new tasks!