Can you imagine having to be escorted to school by the national guard?, Going to school and all the kids stayed home because of you? Or, Having a crowd yelling and throwing things at you as you try to enter the school? This lesson will show you what life was life for young African Americans during the Civil Rights Era.
After completing this lesson:
Use the interactive websites to help you answer these questions.
Here are the worksheets you will use for this lesson:
Little Rock Nine-1957- View this website and learn what the Little Rock Nine had to endure in order to gain an equal education.
Civil Rights - Learn more about the key figures involved in the struggle for civil rights.
Black History Then to Now - Follow the African American experience from the time of slavery through the present.
Civil Rights Dictionary - View this website to learn new words and their meaning.
America's Story - View this website to take a trip back in time through American history.
Students Speak Out - Read what other students think about the Civil Rights Movement. Click on the Flash Intro to watch a short movie about the civil rights movement.
African American Odyssey - View this website and learn more about desegregation and the Civil Rights Era.
Read the Rubric and learn how you will be graded.
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Last Updated on March 4, 2011