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HA2 7/8 MARCH

Civil Rights, Day 1

BELLWORK
Pick up a syllabus and turn in your Infographic.
Consider the images below. What are the people
doing? What do they have in common?

OBJECTIVES
Examine the Civil Rights movement in the 1940s
and 1950s
Compare different types of language used to
describe and grant freedom and equality

STARTING THE DISCUSSION

Nov 2014 Protest after the Michael Brown


shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

STARTING THE DISCUSSION

San Fransisco 2010, Rally against CAs Prop 8


ban on gay marriage

EARLY CIVIL RIGHTS

Jim Crow Laws = state and local laws enforcing


racial segregation in the South; continued in
force until 1965

This was de jure segregation (enforced by law)

EARLY CIVIL RIGHTS

De facto segregation = segregation of a


community by widespread individual preference,
often culturally pressured

EARLY CIVIL RIGHTS

CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) founded in


1942
Influenced by Ghandi (peaceful protest) and
Henry David Thoreau (civil disobedience)
Protested segregation, helped organize the March
on Washington (1963)

EARLY CIVIL RIGHTS


America in the 20th Century The Civil Rights
Movement
12:30 31:09 (time stamp)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlYPMlHl-88
Take notes on:
Brown v. Board of Education

Eisenhower on Civil Rights

Little Rock Nine

Civil Rights Act of 1957

Rosa Parks

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

CIVIL RIGHTS INQUIRY

Essential Question: What would freedom and


equality in the United States look like?
Every day will have a supporting question to help
us formulate a historically evidenced answer to
this question.

DAY 1 QUESTION

How do idealized notions of freedom and equality


compare to the actual language granting freedom
and equality?

PRIMARY SOURCES

Source A: Excerpts from I have a dream by


Martin Luther King, Jr.
Source B: Excerpts from the Civil Rights Act of
1964

SOURCE A
QUESTIONS

SOURCE B
QUESTIONS

What kind of
language / terms does
Dr. King use to
describe the problem?

What sources does he


reference?

How does Dr. King


think that equality and
freedom will be
achieved? Pull quotes
to answer

What kind of language


/ terms are used to
describe the problem
this act is fixing?
Through what
mechanisms or
methods will equality
and freedom be
achieved, as described
by this document? Pull
quotes to answer.

PARTNER SHARING

Get together with someone next to you who


worked on source that you did not work on.

Summarize your document.

Talk through the question answers.

Take notes on their answers.

VENN DIAGRAM

Work with your partner on the Venn Diagram to


compare the language used in each of the two
documents. Turn it in as you leave class.
IF YOU FINISH EARLY: On an exit ticket sheet,
answer the following question:

Which of these kinds of language helps you


understand the civil rights movement better?