Civil Rights Online Lesson

Lesson objectives:

To be able to explain how and why civil rights remained an issue in 1950 s. To be able to use sources critically and effectively to reach historical conclusions.

To be able to begin to assess the significance of events

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T his online lesson should be delivered within the context of a study of black peoples of America post American Civil war

The lesson is in three steps. Step one reviews a basic chronology of events from the American Civil War to the civil rights movement ina simple click and drag exercise. Step 2 involves the generation of a more detailed set of notes on the same topic. Step 3 is a detailed source analysis exercise of the lynching of the young black boy Emmett Till in Mississippi in 1955

Extension and consolidation exercises are highlighted throughout. A suggested lesson plan for teachers is available from the button bar on the right

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