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Read Martin's Big Words
Reading guide with strategies to help adults and children actively read the illustrated biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Martin's Big Words, together. Part of the resource “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence.”
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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Reading Freedom on the Menu
Activity using four reading strategies to help adults and children actively read the book Freedom on the Menu together. This book tells the story of the Greensboro sit-ins from the perspective of a young girl. Part of the resource “Students Sit for Civil Rights.”
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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Remembering King
Lesson plan asking students to think of three symbols to represent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and create a window decoration with these symbols. Part of the resource “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nonviolence.”
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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Segregated America
Online exhibit showing how racism, manifested in social attitudes and policies such as Jim Crow laws and poll taxes, led to the Plessy v. Ferguson case legalizing segregation. Segregated America is the first section of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Segregated America Lesson
Lesson plan examining the condition and aspirations of free African Americans in the years following the Civil War. Students will analyze primary source documents in order to identify social factors that led to the rise of Jim Crow segregation and evaluate the effects of segregation. This lesson is part of the online exhibition entitled Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Separate and Unequal Education-Lesson
Lesson plan identifying the purpose and importance of education in American society and why African Americans chose to challenge segregated education in their quest for equality. Students will discuss the purpose and requirements for education, compare black and white schools using photographs from the time period, and examine the concept of integration when applied to issues of education and multiculturalism.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education Homepage
Online exhibit on the Brown v. Board of Education decision as a turning point in the history of race relations in the United States. Looks at the fearless efforts of lawyers, community activists, parents, and students to push the issue of equal education all the way to the Supreme Court and eventually make equal opportunity the law of the land. This exhibit will help students understand the historic struggle for equal education that set in motion sweeping changes in American society and redefined the nation’s ideals.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Separate is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education Web Resources
List of web resources related to the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Part of the online exhibit, Separate is Not Equal: Brown v Board of Education.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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Smithsonian Source: Civil Rights
Section of SmithsonianSource.org intended to supplement the materials you currently use for lessons on the civil rights struggle. Includes a variety of teaching strategies and guidelines, a video in which Smithsonian curators examine a photograph of civil rights leader Medgar Evans, DBQs, lesson plans organized by grade level, and primary-source documents from the Smithsonian collections.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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South Africa, Free At Last: The Freedom Songs of South Africa and the Civil Rights
Lessons in which students take part in musical activities while learning the history of South African "freedom songs." They look at correlations, both musical and historical, to the African American civil rights movement.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
State Standards: View state standards for this resource
Grade(s): 9–12
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