Subject - Social Science
Grade Level - High School
Lesson Plan: The Civil Rights Movement (A Web Project)
Objectives: The students' will:
I. gain a general historical understanding of the events of the Civil Rights Movement and its context in African-American history.
II. outline the contributions of such figures in African-American history as Martin Luther King, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, Jesse Jackson, and many others.
III. develop an original piece of self-expression on the topic of Black History based on research using traditional and on-line resources.
Warm Up Activity (Anticipatory Set): The Bill of Rights and Black History
A) Students will need some background in the history of blacks in America and their status as citizens.
B) Using a history textbook, web site, or CD-ROM, have students create a timeline of the major events in Black History and write a sentence that describes the event in terms of the constitutional status of Blacks in America.
Main Activity (Instructional Input): Introduction To The Civil Rights Movement
A) Display the following Powerpoint presentation entitled The Civil Rights Movement by way of web browser or Powerpoint Viewer. Copies of the notes can be distributed to students who need special assistance. the presentation can be downloaded as a Powerpoint animation if the proper plug-in has been installed into the web browser.
B) Library Research Assignments.
Students should be divided into groups of three or four. The groups must choose or be assigned a project format and topic. To see a list of formats and topics, see the project listings of the web site already completed.