Lesson details

Grade
8
Subject

Social Studies

Topic

Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries

Subtopic

The Civil Rights Movement

Recommended Technology: 

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Civil Rights in South Carolina

Duration: 
2-3 hours
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Analyze the movement for civil rights in South Carolina, including the impact of the landmark court cases Elmore v. Rice and Briggs v. Elliot; civil rights leaders Septima Poinsette Clark, Modjeska Monteith Simkins, and Matthew J. Perry; the South Carolina school equalization effort and other resistance to school integration; peaceful efforts to integrate beginning with colleges and demonstrations in South Carolina such as the Friendship Nine and the Orangeburg Massacre.  

Essential Question: 

Based on evidence provided, how did most white South Carolinians react to the 1954 Brown v. Board decision and school integration?

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