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Civil Rights

Civil Rights

Author: Matthew Cimino

Students will be able to identify the significance of events that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement.

The lesson covers significant events in the Civil Rights Movement such as the The March on Washington, the Alabama Bus Boycott, the Little Rock Nine, the Civil Rights act of 1964, and Brown v. the Board of Education.

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Welcome to our lesson on the Civil Rights Movement. Below you will find a YouTube video which underlines the sequence of events which occurred during the Civil rights movement of the 1950's and 60's in the United States. A PowerPoint presentation providing further information on several of these events is located below. This PowerPoint illustrates the historical significance of events such as Brown vs. the Board of Education, the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott in support of Rosa Parks, the Little Rock Nine in 1957, the passing of Civil Rights legislation, and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Please take notes on your observations and complete the WSQ quiz featured below.

YouTube video: History of the Civil Rights Movement

This YouTube video provides a good overview of the events leading up to the movements inception, as well a comprehensive overview of many of the events that occurred during the movement. Jot down some notes while watching the video.

Timeline of the Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Presentation


Here is a list of six questions related to the above presentation.


You've completed your assignment. Don't forget to bring in some questions for class discussion.