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Facing History's resources will help you meet the following MA state standards: 

Topic 2: Modernity in the United States: Ideologies and Economies

Topic 3: Defending Democracy: Responses to Fascism and Communism

Topic 4: Defending Democracy: The Cold War and Civil Rights at Home

  • Core Case Study: Civil Rights Historical Investigations

    Traces the development of the US civil rights movement from the 1950s to the 1970s through three of the movement's major events.

  • Unit: Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985

    Explores important lessons about the power of ordinary citizens to shape democracy. Includes 14-part series, study guide, and lessons.

  • Study Guide: Freedom Riders

    Documents the experience of the Freedom Riders, who worked to dismantle the structures of discrimination through nonviolence.

  • Unit: Memphis 1968

    Examines the visions and strategies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Stokely Carmichael and ask students how they can create a more just world.

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