Civil Rights Movement Illustration

Lesson Plans
& Activities

Civil Rights Movement in the US

For Teachers

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

Competing Voices of the Civil Rights Movement

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

Jim Crow laws

History Slavery UNITS (yale ed)

The Kennedy Administration and the Civil Rights Movement

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

Civil Rights UnitsTransatlantic 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

See Also:  Black History Month, Index

Special Sections for Kids

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

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