In this Emmett Till and start of the Civil Rights Movement lesson plan and video, students learn the story of the murder of Emmett Till, the injustice of Jim Crow, and how the murder of Emmett Till sparked the Civil Rights Movement. Focusing on Emmett Till's life and the realities of race hatred in the South, the Jim Crow system covering Plessy vs Fergusson, Literacy Tests, Grandfather clause, and how Emmett Till’s murder led Rosa Parks to refuse to give up her seat in Montgomery, Alabama weeks later. Powerful, moving, and more relevant than ever!
What Students Do
Create a timeline of the events that led to Jim Crow and the early Civil Rights Movement that challenged the Jim Crow System, including Emmett Till’s murder and Jackie Robinson crossing the color line. Scaffolding is included to support students create the timeline in this engaging causes of the Civil Rights Movement lesson plan.
Our US History video curriculum allows you to lecture less and engage more! Spend your time working with and supporting students instead of so much direct instruction. This is history for the now! Perfect for the classroom and for homeschool history video curriculum!