The Civil Rights Movement and the Fight for Equality
How did civil rights activists expand the ideals of liberty, equality and opportunity for various groups in the 1960s and 1970s?
Students will explore several central questions around the civil rights movements of the 1960s-1970s:
What groups fought for more equality in the 1960s and 1970s?
How did various groups experience inequality before the civil rights movements?
How did various groups define equality? What rights did they fight for?
What strategies did various groups use to fight for more equality?
How successful were various groups in achieving equality in America?
This project is your chance to play the many roles of the historian!
Uncover the “truth” of your story by finding both primary and secondary sources.
*If you are working with a partner, you must complete all research assignments independently. Make sure you are using different sources for each research step.
Develop an argument about your story and back it up with credible evidence.
* Students working with a partner may complete these steps collaboratively.
Pull everything together to present your argument in a creative way.
You will share your story through a format you enjoy:
Final Projects will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Historical Quality (60%)
Relation to theme: The Fight for Equality (20%)
Thesis clearly relates topic to theme of equality
Demonstrates significance of topic in the history of the civil rights movements and draws conclusions
Clarity of Presentation (20%)