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Comic Book Hero
Lesson has studens look at a comic from the 1950s and 60s about nonviolence in the civil rights movement and to think about ways those tips could help them today. Reading and discussion questions culminate in a list of do’s and don’ts of nonviolence in a handy “pocket card.” Part of the resource “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence.” Targets grades 3-5.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
Lesson plan has students study portraits of famous African Americans in history, explain the social and political impact of each portrait sitter, and discuss what it means to take a stand. Targets grades 3-6.
Provider: National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Smithsonian Source: Resources for Teaching American History
Teacher-selected primary sources are arranged by six topics: Civil Rights, Colonial America, Invention, Native American History, Transportation, and Westward Expansion. Includes videos, lesson plans, and Advanced Placement DBQs.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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To March or Not to March
Activity guide has students pretend to be an American living in 1963 who decides whether or not to join the March on Washington. Children base their choice on information gathered through guided observation of a handbill from the march. Part of the resource “Martin's Big Words.” Targets grades 3-5.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Corridos for Social Justice
Lesson plan has students examine the relationship between corridos lyrics and other primary sources. In the process, they will expand their historical thinking by interpreting “texts” developed from the perspective of those who have struggled for social justice. Examines questions on immigration, human and civil rights, and social justice. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Brown v. Board of Education Electronic Field Trips
Videos of electronic field trips to the museum providing viewers with a 20-minute tour by curators of the exhibit Separate is Not Equal: Brown v Board of Education, followed by a 30-minute videotaped question session about court decision and its legacy. One video targets middle schoolers; the other high schoolers.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Let Your Motto Be Resistance
Online exhibition features over 30 prominent figures in African American resistance across 150 years of U.S. history. Provides biographies, images, and educational activities relating to each person.
Provider: National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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A Landmark in American Justice
Lesson plan has students examine both the integrationist and segregationist arguments from Brown v. Board of Education. Students explore the arguments by role playing as a reporter covering the landmark case, then focusing on the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision by analyzing a photograph from that time.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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An Organized Legal Campaign
Online exhibit shows how leaders of the Howard University law school and the Legal Defense Fund of the NAACP prepared to fight segregation in the nation’s public schools. An Organized Legal Campaign is the third section of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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An Organized Legal Campaign-Lesson
Lesson plan has students create posters to convey the importance of specific figures in the legal battle to end segregation including the role of Howard University as an African American cultural center, the emergence of black lawyers as civil rights leaders, and the importance of the NAACP and the roles of Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall. This lesson is part of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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