New (and last) Unit: Civil Rights Movement

Essential Questions:

  1. Who decides how laws or rules are applied? How can we ensure that laws and rules are applied to everyone in the same way?
  2. What are civil rights? Who decides? How can we respond when our civil rights are violated? What can be done to strengthen the civil rights of individuals and groups?
  3. Is civil disobedience the most effective means of achieving racial equality?
  4. Is violence or non-violence the most effective means to achieve social change?
  5. How did the civil rights movement of the 1960′s effectively change the nation?
  6. Do the ideas of the 1960′s still have relevance today? Why? How?

 

Resources:

Civil Rights Movement Textbook PPT

Civil Rights Movement – The Leaders

Review the following pages: 385 – 395, 399 – 401, 492 – 494, 496 – 497, 530 – 531, 598 – 600

Read the following pages in the textbook: 658 – 663, 711 – 712, 904 – 932

Eulogy for Malcolm X

Eulogy for Martin Luther King Jr.

“Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

“I Have a Dream”

Also if you would like to listen to the speech here is an audio file.