Lesson details


Social Studies

English Language Arts



Inquiry-Based Literacy

Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries

Reading - Informational Text


Explore, collaborate, analyze

Formulate questions

Meaning and Context-Analyze/evaluate credibility/accuracy of information

Meaning and Context-Determine meaning, develop logical interpretations

Meaning and Context-Evaluate advantages/disadvantages of different medium

Meaning and Context-Gather relevant information from diverse sources

Meaning and Context-Provide objective summary

Meaning and Context-Quote/paraphrase information without plagiarizing

Meaning and Context-Utilize multimedia

Reflect to comprehend

Synthesize information

The Civil Rights Movement

Transact with text

Recommended Technology: 

Internet access, apps or software capable of uploading photos and voice narration

Other instructional materials or notes: 

Selected photos from the Orangeburg Massacre 1968 

Would You Be Willing to March for Something You Believe In?

Multiple days
Lesson type: 
Project Based Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Students will explore information regarding the Orangeburg Massacre and research other Civil Rights Era movements as they focus on the Essential Question. See below.

Essential Question: 

Would you be willing to march for something you believe in?

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Lesson created by:
Margaret Lorimer
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