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Standard 5-5

5-5 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the social, economic and political events that influenced the United States during the Cold War era.

Grade(s): 3, 4, 5

Subject(s): Social Studies

Year: 2011

Type
Civil Rights Important Moments
Civil Rights Important Moments

Lesson

Students will explore and learn about Plessy vs. Ferguson, Brown vs. Board of Education, and Little Rock Nine. They will write an essay about what they learned.

Rhetoric & Space Race
Rhetoric & Space Race

Lesson

Students will engage in a debate over whether the United States should enter the Space Race using rhetoric and historical information.

The Space Race, Part 2 - Gemini And Apollo
The Space Race, Part 2 - Gemini And Apollo

Video

Gemini is the not widely known bridge between Mercury, and the Apollo Program. Gemini would serve as the test-bed for Apollo; to prepare NASA for trips to the moon. After the successes with the Gemini...
Brown v. Board of Education | Road Trip
Brown v. Board of Education | Road Trip

Video

The Plessy v. Ferguson decision set the precedent that "separate" facilities for blacks and whites were constitutional as long as they were "equal." In 1954, the Brown v. Board of Education case...
Leading the Struggle | Road Trip
Leading the Struggle | Road Trip

Video

There were several key leaders during the Civil Rights Movement. Despite visible leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and John F. Kennedy, young people played a major role in...
Civil Rights Organizations | Road Trip
Civil Rights Organizations | Road Trip

Video

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was the major civil rights organization in South Carolina. Several other organizations such as Student Nonviolent Coordinating...
Bloody Sunday | Road Trip
Bloody Sunday | Road Trip

Video

Civil Rights leaders try to desegregate the most racist capital in the nation, Birmingham, Alabama. On "Bloody Sunday," March 7, 1965, some 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma on U.S...