Lesson

Minnie Kennedy and the Civil Rights Movement

Lesson Overview

This lesson can be a component of a year-long project based lesson on civil rights or one part of a single, shorter PBL focusing only the civil rights era after World War II. This particular extension deals specifically with the 8th grade standards that are noted. The other standards included in the PBL are intended to be used should the teacher choose to look at civil rights progressively throughout the school year. Although a Word Analysis Sheet has been included with this text, there is also a separate resource sheet that helps in understanding terms specific to the Civil Rights Movement.

Background
Using background sources and a narrative about Minnie Kennedy’s life, students will learn about the Civil Rights Movement and racial inequality. Students should examine their own experiences and draw modern parallels, discussing ways in which to improve equality.

 

Duration
Multiple days
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

In what ways are laws and/or policies affected by the culture of a place and the cultural beliefs of people?
 

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

5, 7, 8

Social Studies

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Lesson Created By: Kelly Hogan Kinard - Edited by Lisa Ray and Lewis Huffman

Lesson Partners: The Belle W. Baruch Foundation, ETV Education, Knowitall.org