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Civil Rights Movement 1955-1965 Third Grade. Carley Werner, Jenni Goetz, Sara Naff, and Stephanie Staley. Table of Contents. History People in Societies Geography Economics Government Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities Social Studies Skills and Methods.

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civil rights movement 1955 1965 third grade

Civil Rights Movement1955-1965Third Grade

Carley Werner, Jenni Goetz,

Sara Naff, and Stephanie Staley

table of contents
Table of Contents
  • History
  • People in Societies
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
  • Social Studies Skills and Methods
ohio academic content standard history
Ohio Academic Content StandardHistory
  • Activity #1: The students will create a timeline of the important events that contributed to the Civil Rights Movements. They can use pictures or sentence strips to put each event in the correct order.
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Ohio Academic Content StandardHistory
  • Activity #2: The students will write a reflection paper about the importance of the Civil Rights Movement on our country.
  • Activity #3: The students will write a biography about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Activity #4: The students will review a map of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March to Freedom. The students will create their own map of a ‘march’ they would like to take.
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Ohio Academic Content StandardHistory
  • Activity #5: The students will identify three people or events that contributed to the Civil Rights Movement by completing a worksheet.
websites
Websites
  • Seattle Times
    • http://seattletimes.newsource.com/mlk/index.html
  • Webcorp Voices of Civil Rights Movement
    • http://www.webcorp.com/civilrights/voices.html
  • March to Freedom
    • http://www.msnbc.com//onair/modules/selma.asp
  • National Civil Rights Movement Virtual Tour
    • http://www.mecca.org
  • Timeline of the American Civil Rights Movement
    • http://www.wmich.edu/politics/mlk
ohio academic content standard people in societies
Ohio Academic Content StandardPeople in Societies
  • Activity #1: The students will compare and contrast the daily life of Americans from during the Civil Rights Movement to the present day.
  • Activity #2: The students will create a chart that list qualities of the people involved in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Activity #3: As a class, the students will be broken into small groups to role play the different views from each leaders perspective.
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Ohio Academic Content StandardPeople in Societies
  • Activity #4: The students will explain what contributions each person made towards the Civil Rights Movement by writing a narrative.
  • Activity #5: The students will use a large selection of books about Ruby Bridges to research how people felt about her and the actions she chose.
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Websites
  • Ruby Bridges
    • http://www.rubybridges.com
  • Brown vs. Board of Education
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/brown_v._board_of_education
  • Rosa Parks Biography
    • http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/parobio-1
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • http://www.buildthedream.org
  • Civil Rights Movement
    • http://www.africana.com/H_199.htm
ohio academic content standard geography
Ohio Academic Content StandardGeography
  • Activity #1: The students will construct a map of the location of all the events.
  • Activity #2: Have the students look at several types of maps and understand how to read the key to identify the important locations.
  • Activity #3: The students will compare and contrast the sizes of the cities where the events took place.
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Ohio Academic Content StandardGeography
  • Activity #4: The students will locate the birthplace of each important person in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Activity #5: Have the students create a map of where everyone in the class lives and discuss how they are all a part of one city.
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Websites
  • Ruby Bridges Foundation
    • http://www.rubybridges.org
  • Civil Rights
    • http://www.nationalcenter.org/brown.html
  • Rosa Parks: The Woman Who Changed the Nation
    • http://www.grandtimes.com/rosa.html
  • The King Center
    • http://thekingcenter.org
  • Marin Luther King, Jr.
    • http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html
ohio academic content standard economics
Ohio Academic Content StandardEconomics
  • Activity #1: The students will compare goods and services from then to now focusing on equality between the races.
  • Activity #2: At the beginning of the day, split the class up into two groups. (Could be decided by shirt color, hair color, boys and girls, etc.) Throughout the day, allow one group more rights. (Drinks throughout class, participation in certain activities, and separated during recess) At the end of the day, have the class reflect aloud how they felt.
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Ohio Academic Content StandardEconomics
  • Activity #3: Have the students discuss and describe what work opportunities are available for African Americans.
    • Were they able to do these jobs before the Civil Rights Movement?
  • Activity #4: Students will research about Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, or Brown vs. Board of Education role in society.
  • Activity #5: Have the class discuss what goods and services were available to each social class.
    • They can use books or internet sites to help research.
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Websites
  • African American History and Culture
    • http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/mss/guide/african.html
  • Enchanted Learning
    • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/mlk.shtml
  • American Social Classes in the 1950s
    • http://befordstmartins.com/usingseries/hovey/horowitz.html
  • Americans Behind True Color Line
    • http://www.americanprogress.org
  • Civil Rights Movement Heros
    • http://www.infoplease.com/spot/crmheroes1.html
ohio academic content standard government
Ohio Academic Content StandardGovernment
  • Activity #1: Divide class into 5 groups. Each group will be responsible for researching and creatively presenting on 5 different influential people in the Civil Rights Movement.
    • Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy v. Richard Nixon, Thurgood Marshall, Lyndon Johnson, Ruby Bridges, etc.
  • Activity #2: Discuss the importance of the leaders and laws that were implemented throughout the Civil Rights Movement. Where would we be without them? Allow the children to work in pairs to illustrate what they think school would be like without any teachers, principals, or school rules.
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Ohio Academic Content StandardGovernment
  • Activity #3: Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the historical landmark – The Lincoln Memorial. Have the students construct and share their own “I Have a Dream” speech using a provided template for guidance.
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Ohio Academic Content StandardGovernment
  • Activity #4: In reference to the “Little Rock Nine”, have students write a reflection on how they would feel and what they would do if someone told them they could not come to school due to their skin color.
  • Activity #5: Students will be journalists. Have them work in groups to construct their own “front page” newspaper article about Rosa Parks’ arrest. She was arrested for taking a stand and refusing to give up her seat on the bus. They should include pictures, research, opinions, and predictions of possible consequences.
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Websites
  • Civil Rights Movement Timeline
    • http://www.infoplease.com/spot/civilrightstimeline1.html
  • African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_Rights_Movement_(1955-1968)
  • We Shall Overcome
    • http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/
  • The Civil Rights Movement 1955-1965: Introduction
    • http://www.watson.org/~lisa/blackhistory/civilrights-55-65/index.html
  • The Civil Rights Movement
    • http://www.cnn.com/EVENTS/1997/mlk/links.html
ohio academic content standard citizenship rights and responsibilities
Ohio Academic Content StandardCitizenship Rights and Responsibilities
  • Activity #1: Without collaborative efforts, the Civil Rights Movement would not have succeeded. Students will work together in small groups to construct a log cabin made of pretzel sticks and peanut butter. Will they succeed?
  • Activity #2: Due to the Civil Rights Movement, students have rights today that they might not have had otherwise. We will work as a class to plant “peace flowers” on school grounds to make our community a better place.
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Ohio Academic Content StandardCitizenship Rights and Responsibilities
  • Activity #3: The Civil Rights Movement fought for the rights of ALL American citizens. Each student will choose one person of influence from the movement. They will be given a small U.S flag to write that persons name on. As a class, they will put the flags on the front lawn of the school in remembrance of those significant citizens.
  • Activity #4: Students will write a reflection expressing how they want to be remembered. What will they do to leave a mark on their world?
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Ohio Academic Content StandardCitizenship Rights and Responsibilities
  • Activity #5: Students will create their own “Good Citizenship Award” to give to a fellow classmate, recognizing a good deed done.
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Websites
  • The Civil Rights Era
    • http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart9.html
  • Civil Rights Movement Veterans
    • http://crmvet.org/
  • USA History: Civil Rights Movement
    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcivilrights.htm
  • The Civil Rights Movement
    • http://www.easternct.edu/depts/edu/textbooks/civilrights.html
  • Civil Rights Movement Heroes
    • http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmheroes1.html
ohio academic content standard social studies skills and methods
Ohio Academic Content StandardSocial Studies Skills and Methods
  • Activity #1: Family Feud. As a review of the unit, divide the class in half and play the game in a fact or fiction manner. Be sure to use a buzzer!
  • Activity #2: Students will examine different timelines from the Civil Rights era. They will use these as a reference in creating their very own life timeline using pictures and descriptions.
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Ohio Academic Content StandardSocial Studies Skills and Methods
  • Activity #3: Students will interview a grandparent or another relative who lived during the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Activity #4: Students will be sent on a scavenger hunt in the school library to find answers to specific Civil Rights questions.
    • They may use books, internet, magazines, periodicals, etc.
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Ohio Academic Content StandardSocial Studies Skills and Methods
  • Activity #5: Students will write a Thank-You letter to their favorite influential person from the Civil Rights Movement. This will conclude the unit!
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Websites
  • Civil Rights Movements
    • http://afroamhistory.about.com/od/civilrightsmovement/Civil_Rights_Movement.htm
  • Welcome
    • http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112391/Welcome.htm
  • March on Washington
    • http://www.abbeville.com/civilrights/washington.asp
  • Psychedelic 60’s
    • http://www.lib.virginia.edu/small/exhibits/sixties/civil.html
  • Kids Report: Civil Rights
    • http://www.madison.k12.wi.us/tnl/detectives/kids/KIDS-000314.html
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The Declaration of Independence, issued on July 4, 1776, stated"We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal..."