Civil Rights Movement

In this class we will learn about the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, a turning point in American history. We will learn about the historical conditions that supported segregation in the American South, the courageous people who risked their lives to put an end to legal discrimination, and by doing so, forced this country to look squarely at our brutal history of racism.

Readings: 
Uncle Tom's Children
Little Rock Nine
The Struggle for Civil Rights --1940s-1970s
Excerpts--Eyes on the Prize
Media Used: 
Eyes on the Prize
Fredom's Song
Significant Assignments: 

Analysis of the History of Jim Crow

Analysis of the roots of the Civil Rights Movement

Sample PBATs: 
Institutionalized Racism: what is it and how do we still exist in its shadow?