Educator Resources for Civil Rights

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Equality for all! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Find out what this movement was all about and why it was so important! Among other things, you’ll find out about the famous Brown v. Board of Education trial case, and about what happened when Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat in Montgomery, Alabama. You’ll also learn about sit-ins, Freedom Rides, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and what he did to contribute to the Civil Rights Movement. Its success has continued to inspire other groups--from union workers to the LGBT community--in their quest for equal treatment. America isn’t perfect, but if it ever is, we’ll know whom to thank!

Lesson Plans

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lesson Plan: Sequencing Events

Grade Levels: 3-5
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Vocabulary Development Lesson Plan: Using a Word Map

Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-3

Jim Crow Lesson Plan: Oral Argument Against Segregation

Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
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Civil Rights Lesson Plan: Research a Civil Rights Event or Leader

Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
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