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March on WashFreedom Unit (from Teachers.Net Lessons Bank collection of more than 4600 lessons and activities)
Social Studies, level: Elementary
Posted by Sally Dowell , Locke Elementary, Memphis, TN, USA
Concepts Taught: freedom, human rights. While exploring and comparing a variety of historical periods, students will learn about oppression, human rights, and freedom. This unit focuses on America’s struggle for independence, slavery and the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the end of apartheid in South Africa.

Civil Rights – Rosa Parks Learning Centers
Social Studies, level: 3-5
Submitted by Kristin Lovenberg
Materials Required: The Bus Ride that Changed History: The Story of Rosa Parks (At least 5 copies)
Activity Time: 2 class periods (at least)
Concepts Taught: Understand civil rights leaders served as catalysts for social change and inspired social activism

The March on Washington – 1963 – Background and details about the August. 28, 1963 march on Washington, DC
By the Stanford University MLK, Jr. Project

A Teacher Looks at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
“Perhaps it’s because my father spent part of his newspaper career traveling to Selma, Birmingham, Montgomery covering the famous civil rights demonstrations …”

A collection of MLK, Jr. lessons, materials and resources

Additional lessons and resources for Civil Rights Related Studies

Nelson Mandela – Lessons, links, videos, resources – compiled for teachers!

Black History Month BB Commemorative Stamp Idea (all)

Design a Postage Stamp for Black History Month (all, History)

Famous Black Americans (Elementary, History)

Civil Rights Movement (Senior, History)

“Black Boy” (Senior)

BROWNVBOARD (Senior, History)

George Washington Carver (Kindergarten, History)

Emancipation Proclamation CLOZE Procedure (Senior, Social Studies)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University – includes curriculum, speeches, MLK, Jr. papers, etc.

A Living Dream: 50th Anniversary of “I Have a Dream” Speech – 3 min. inspirational video reflecting MLK’Jr’s Dream Speech on today

MLK, Jr. I Have a Dream Speech – August 28, 1963– audio’s March on Washington site

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The Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University, Montgomery, Alabama

The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change

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