ERIC Number: ED479775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Ordinary People, Ordinary Places: The Civil Rights Movement. [Lesson Plan].
Martin Luther King, Jr. framed the goals and strategies of the Civil Rights Movement for a national audience, and with his message of nonviolent protest, he inspired ordinary African Americans to demand equal rights as American citizens. This lesson focuses on the individual men and women who embraced King's message and advanced the Civil Rights Movement on a local level. By researching these people and the now-historic places where they brought about change, students will discover how the simple act of sitting at a lunch counter in North Carolina could be considered revolutionary, and how, combined with countless other acts of nonviolent protest across the nation, it could lead to major legislation in the area of civil rights for African Americans. The lesson: provides an introduction; cites subject areas, time required, and skills developed; gives learning objectives; poses a guiding question; outlines in detail three suggested activities; suggests other activities for extending the lesson; lists selected Web sites; and addresses standards alignment. Attached is a sheet entitled "We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Right Movement." (NKA)
Descriptors: Blacks, Civil Rights, Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, High Schools, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Skill Development, Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Research, United States History
For full text: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson_index.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A