The Civil Rights Revolution Activity for U.S. History

The Civil Rights Revolution Activity for

U.S. History


9 - 12, Home School


Social Studies/History

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This presentation provides students a visually stimulating lesson detailing the Civil Rights Revolution (1955 - 1965). Designed as a student-centered activity to be uploaded into google classroom, the presentation includes 10 embedded focus questions for students to answer using their core text (and additional information presented in the slides). The 26 slide activity is filled with colorful pictures, maps, notes, and other relevant information that will serve as a platform in which to build additional related activities. This lesson is also great to use when you are out of the classroom, serving as an awesome resource for sub days! If you'd like a version you can edit, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to help. Enjoy!


Topics include:

* Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott

* The Emergence of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), & the philosophy of nonviolent resistance.

* School desegregation & the Little Rock Nine.

* James Meredith & the integration of the University of Mississippi,

* The emergence & role of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); the practice of nonviolent resistance/ civil disobedience during the lunch counter sit-ins, & freedom rides.

* Clashes in Birmingham, Alabama & Dr. King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."

* JFK's civil rights bill, the March on Washington, Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

* Freedom Summer (voter registration drives), violence in Mississippi, the March on Selma, & the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

* Lesson learning target on the bottom of every slide.

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