Domestic and Foreign Developments
Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries
Limited and Unlimited Government
Reconstruction, Industrialization, Progressivism
Political, Economic, and Social Effects
The Challenge of Freedom
The Civil Rights Movement
Computers/tablets with internet access.
Minnie Kennedy and the Civil Rights Movement
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.
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.
In what ways are laws and/or policies affected by the culture of a place and the cultural beliefs of people?