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Grade: Middle
Subject: History

#4720. The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement

History, level: Middle
Posted 06/08/2013 by kjwhitehead4 (kjwhitehead4).

NVLP, Baltimore, MD
Materials Required: Internet
Activity Time: 1-2 days
Concepts Taught: Reading, Writing, Oral History

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.

Essential Questions:
• 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?