Civil Rights Movement Illustration

Lesson Plans
& Activities

Civil Rights Movement in the US

For Teachers

Segregation (with 3 student handouts - 1935, 1945, 1955, Donn)

Riding the Bus, Taking a Stand (1 week unit)

Competing Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights - lessons, video

Protest Songs

Egalitarian America (Brown v Board of Education) & Support Materials

Brown v. Board - Five Communities that Changed America

The Kennedy Administration and the Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movements (lessons)

Grade 11 Model Lessons - Civil Rights Movement

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lesson Plans & Presentations

African American History lesson plans

Civil Rights Units

Unit 1: Origin: Out of Africa

Unit 2: Let My People Go 1619 - 1865

Unit 3: Up from Bondage 1866 - 1939

Unit 4: Civil Rights and Beyond 1939 - Present

Transatlantic Slave Trade

Kansas Nebraska Act territories and slavery

The Antebellum South
The Era Between the War of 1812 and the American Civil War

Life on Southern Plantations Lesson Plans

Amistad Slavery Links

Antebellum Reform Unit and Support Materials

Events Leading up to the American Civil War, the Civil War, and Reconstruction Lesson Plans for Teachers

Jim Crow laws

How did slavery impact our nation (unit plan)

History Slavery UNITS (yale ed)

Slavery in America - Free Presentations

See Also: Overviews, Black History Month, Index

Special Sections for Kids

The Economics of Slavery

The Triangle Trade

Slave Trade & the Middle Passage (powerpoints)

The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights on Slavery

Slave Life

Abolitionist Movement in America

The Liberator - "AND I WILL BE HEARD"

The Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Dred Scott Decision by the U.S. Supreme Court

Events Leading Up to the Civil War, Slavery - Cause and Catalyst

The Civil War for Kids

Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 - freed all slaves in areas NOT under Union control

End of Slavery, Federal Control of Basic Civil Rights, Right to Vote for African American males; Amendments to the U.S. Constitution:

Birth of the Ku Klux Klan

1935, 1945, 1955 - Segregation, Back of the Bus, Welcome Home World War II, Rosa Parks & Martin Luther King Jr

Civil Rights Movement Timeline game

Slavery in America - games and activities

Civil Rights Movement for Kids - games and activities

Free Essays and Reports:

New Site: FREE Essays and Reports for Civil Rights

Plus ...

Black History Month

Free American History Presentations in PowerPoint format

Free Video Clips

Free American History Games

Free Clip Art