Civil Rights in the USA

Civil Rights in the USA


Objective: Students will be able to know the different people and movements that made up the civil rights movement of the 1960's as well as to know what their different stances were and how they made a difference in the fight for civil rights. Students will also be able to relate the civil rights movement of the 1960s to civil rights injustices happening in todays day and age. 

Standard 11.10  Students analyze the development of federal civil rights and voting rights.


Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain

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a history of segregation in the USA through pictures

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A brief history on Dr. King's life

An abridged biography of Malcolm X

The Other Side of Civil Rights

Not everybody believed in Martin Luther King's peaceful protests. Here is another side of the Civil Rights Movement. Malcom X and the Back to African Movement

The Black Panthers and the Black Power Movement

The fight for Civil Rights is still an ongoing issue. It happens even in this day and age. Heres an example of it in professional sports today


So after everything you learned from this lesson do you think....

Is the fight for Civil Rights over or is it something that will continue on through history?  

If you think it is not over why is that? State your reasons

If you think yes it is over and everyone is equal also state your reasons 

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