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Freedom 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 …”
Nelson Mandela – Lessons, links, videos, resources – compiled for teachers!
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
The Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University, Montgomery, Alabama