This Knowledge Set explores reasons for celebrating Black History Month and highlights the impact that the Civil Rights Movement continues to have on social activism today.
Target Grades & Subject(s): Grades 5-10; English-Language Arts, History
- Students will identify and analyze how the author develops main ideas in a text and how an author’s purpose and point of view influences their writing. (CCSS RI.1, RI/RH.6)
- Students will understand key people and events of the Civil Rights Movement and the impact that specific tactics and forms of protest had on outcomes. (CCSS RI.3)
Before Teaching this Set
- Students should have a general understanding of the social and political climate of the U.S. before and during the Civil Rights Movement (1950s and 1960s).
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