Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:
identify some of the significant events that framed the Civil Rights Movement ("Movement") from 1954-1972;
evaluate the goals and objectives of the Movement, as a whole;
analyze the leaders of the Movement and how they influenced its direction and the focus;
compare multiple perspectives written about the same issue so that students will learn how to effectively differentiate between historical facts, historical interpretations and historical opinions.
What are some of the significant events that happened during the Movement from 1954-1972?
How did these events impact upon the lives of all Americans?
How did the three branches (Executive, Judicial and Legislative) respond to these events?
What was the social, political and socio-economic climate during this time period?
Who were the Black leaders and how did they influence the focus and direction of the Movement?