H Unit 8 – Civil Rights

Content Statements Addressed

  • H CS 28
  • 1 Week of Instruction

Learning Targets

  1. Describe “Civil Rights”
  2. Analyze the struggle of racial and gender minorities in the United States during the post WWII era.



  • Segregation
  • Civil Rights
  • CORE
  • SCLC
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Little Rock Nine
  • Rosa Parks
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • SNCC
  • Freedom Riders
  • Civil Rights Act 1964
  • Voter Education Project
  • Freedom Summer
  • Voting Rights Act 1965
  • De jure/de facto Segregation
  • Black Power
  • Affirmative Action




Learning Strategies

Have students read or watch Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech and evaluate whether the ideals of the speech have been realized in modern American society. Extend the activity to consider the extent to which these ideals impacted other groups in American society


Diverse Learners Strategies

  • Students will summarize early events of the Civil Right movement.
  • Students will create a two-column chart labeled Event and Effect. They then look at their notes and choose six–eight major events they can describe in one sentence each.
  • Evaluate Sources: Using Primary Source Documents

Determine who wrote or created the source. What possible biases might this person have had?
Find out when and where the source was produced.
Consider why the source was created. Was it meant to be a public or private document?
Study the context of the source.
Compare the source with other primary sources that relate to the same event or period.