Daily lesson # 2
By Sean Creagh
What were the reasons behind the Civil Rights movement?
What were conditions like for African-Americans in Chicago before the Civil Rights movement?
How did the King Riots in Chicago and its effects on African-American neighborhoods?
What was the “Great White Flight” in Chicago and why did it happen?
What is the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement?
Main Projects/Working Towards
Social and historical awareness of the role of race in our society both historically and presently.
Key Terms/ Vocabulary
Social Justice, Civil Rights, Equality, Resistance
Needed Student Reminders
Before coming to class listen to online lecture on the arrival of the Civil Rights Movement to Chicago on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBDZS82zeCo
Write down questions and/or make observations that will be then discussed in class.
Have a minimum of at least two questions/observations
Key Skills /Standards
Application of Learning - Applying what is learned to one’s own city and neighborhood
Solving Problems - Recognize and investigate problems
Communicating - Express and interpret information and formulate and propose viewpoints supported by reason and logic
·Using Technology - Use appropriate instruments, electronic equipment, computers, and networks to access information, process ideas and communicate results.
Working on Teams – Learn and contribute productively as individuals and as members of a group.
Making Connections – Recognize and apply connections of important information and ideas within and among learning areas, e.g. Art, English.
Common Core Standards
Help student make the connection between issues within their local community, at national level and worldwide.
Students are able to research and come up with supporting arguments to a viewpoint
Students are able to write a structured essay using logical argument.
Students should learn the skills of critical thinking and debating and presenting in front of classmates.
Student Learning Activities
Students will (chronologically):
Discuss and pose questions of what students learned from pre-class assignment of watching online documentary
·Have students read in class primary source material of individual experiences of racism and of the Civil Rights movement.
Write short descriptions of what their understanding of the Civil Rights Movement and why it was important.
Have students voice their opinion and views of the importance, successes and failures of the Civil Rights Movement.
Look at and discuss images from the Civil Rights era such as photographs, paintings, protest posters, etc.
Have students give personal account or family experience of racism
Teachers will (chronologically):
Open class with a short introductory lecture – Failures of Reconstruction. Background to Civil Rights Movement.
Read some primary documents and statistics highlighting poverty levels, unemployment and voting rights of African-Americans
Discuss questions and observations of students made during their pre-class assignment of online documentary
Direct and challenge students to think about the successes and possible failures of the Civil Rights Movement. Is poverty levels and unemployment with African-American communities high or low in the aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement? Why?
Assessments of / for Learning
Students will be assessed with / by:
In class quizzes.
Essay and writing assignments that show comprehension
In class discussion and participation
For further studies students can:
On line resource for learning on the Civil Rights Movement - http://teacher.scholastic.com/rosa/
Online activities - http://www.k12reader.com/civil-rights-martin-luther-king-jr-worksheets/
Civil Rights (Grades 4-8) by Karen Baicker
·“The Narratives of Fredrick Douglas" by Fredrick Douglas.
Large screen computer and projector