Civil Rights Historical Investigations

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Civil Rights Historical Investigations

In this resource students trace the development of the civil rights movement in the United States from the 1950s to the 1970s. They focus on three of the movement's major events: the murder and trial of Emmett Till, voter discrimination in the South, and the struggle over school desegregation in Boston. By analyzing primary documents, developing historical claims, and drawing connections to their own lives, students actively engage in this important history.

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This resource investigates the choices made by the Little Rock Nine and others in the Little Rock community during the civil rights movement during efforts to desegregate Central High School in 1957.

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Eyes on the Prize Study Guide

This guide provides a framework for using the landmark documentary film Eyes on the Prize as a tool for teaching the civil rights movement.

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Connecting the History of Lynching to The Murder

Students analyze the film The Murder of Emmett Till within a historical context of lynching and the early struggles against Jim Crow and racism.

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