By: Samantha Villarreal The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963



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The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963

Civil Rights Movement and the 1960s Scavenger Hunt





  1. Who was the attorney that helped to win the case of Brown Vs. The Board of Education of Topeka in 1954? Search




  1. In 1955 a 14-year old boy from Chicago was beaten and shot to death. What was his name? Why did the people who murdered him target him? Search




  1. In December of 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus. This action helped launch a boycott of the bus system. What was the name of that boycott? Search




  1. In Feb of 1957 four black students began a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter and triggered many similar nonviolent protests throughout the south. What were the names of the four students? What was the city and state this happened in? Search




  1. In Sept of 1957 nine black students were blocked from entering their school and federal troops were needed to help them go to school. What was the name of the high school they were attending? What was the name that they were given? Which President decided to send in the troops? Search




  1. Follow the search link to the Latino Civil Rights Timeline. In 1968 Mexican American students staged a walkout at their school protesting unequal treatment by the schools. What were 3 things they felt were unfair? Search




  1. Follow the search link to “Integrating Ole Miss.” What was the name of the African American student who wanted to register at the University of Mississippi? What year was it? Search



  1. Search the passage for what happened on May 2. How many children marched in the Children’s Crusade? How many children were arrested that day? Search




  1. In June of 1963, a white racist named Byron De La Beckwith murdered a leader in the movement for civil rights. What was the name of the man that was murdered? How many years did it take for De La Beckwith to be put in prison? Search




  1. On November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. What city and state was he in when it happened? Who was arrested for his assassination? Search




  1. On August 28, 1963 Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. What was the full name of the march that led to the Lincoln Memorial when he gave his speech? Search




  1. What president signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964? What was important about this Act? Search




  1. When Malcolm X was young what did he say he wanted to be when he grew up? When was he assassinated? Search




  1. On March 7, 1965 people marched from Selma to Montgomery. What rights were they marching for? Why was this day later called “Bloody Sunday?” Search




  1. Look at the timeline between 1963 and 1965. In what year did the first American combat troops arrive in Vietnam? Search



  1. On April 4, 1968 Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of his hotel. What was the name of the hotel? What was the name of the man who pled guilty to the crime? Search


  1. In 1969 the Apollo program completed its mission to the moon. What was the exact date that the first man set foot on the moon? What was the name of the space shuttle? Name the astronauts that were on the mission. Search




  1. Follow the link to 1960’s Flashback. Search the category list on the left side of the page to answer the following questions. What was the # 1 movie in 1963? Who won the best actor academy award? What was the # 4 song on the Billboard Top 10 List in 1963? What was one of the top News Headlines in 1963? Search

19. Follow the link to a site dedicated to 1960s music. This site shows the music of the 60s divided into 4 parts. List those 4 “Parts” or categories. Search


20.Follow the link to the top names of the 1960s. What was the # 1 boy name and #1 girl name? Is your name on the list? If so, what #? Search
21. Search this site for Sports facts of the 60’s. List two sports facts you learned. Search


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