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U.S. History Civil Rights Movement Project  

Welcome to the Civil Rights Movement project in U.S. History! During this project, your group will work as a team to study one aspect of the civil rights movement of the 1960s in depth.
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Project Lesson Requirements

Project Lesson Requirements (these can go in any order)

·         Activity

o   Create a thinking activity for the groups to work on together

o   Use Complex Instruction roles

o   2-3 minutes

·         Assessment

o   As always, we will have a Basics quiz… YOU will write the quiz questions

o   Have 3 questions that address the key ideas of your lesson

o   Have written answers for each question for the answer key

·         Lecture/presentation

o   Members of your group will lecture or present on your topic

o   You may use PowerPoint or other visuals if you want

o   Your classmates should take notes

o   2-3 minutes

·         Skit/enactment          

o   Your whole group should participate in a creative performance that tells the story of your civil rights movement issue

o   You are strongly encouraged to use costumes and/or props!

o   3-5 minutes

·         Reference List

o   A typed list of ALL references and sources used (websites, books, magazines, etc.)

o   Include title, author, URL (if a website). Does not need to be in MLA format.



1.      School desegregation after Brown vs. Board, 1954-onward

2.      Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956

3.      Lunch Counter Sit-ins, 1960

4.      Freedom Rides, 1961

5.      March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963

6.      Voting Rights Act, 1965


Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights March on Washington, leaders marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.


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